What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is a chronic condition characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissues. It is caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system, and can result in swelling, discomfort, and other complications. How to Treat Lymphedema Proper treatment for lymphedema involves a combination of compression therapy, manual lymphatic drainage, and [...]
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The lymphatic system is vital to keep you healthy but also has a significant role in pain and inflammation. And there's more: it's also connected with lipedema. Lipedema is a chronic and little-understood condition that causes the limbs to swell too much more significantly than average size and leaves sufferers in constant pain. Lipedema can [...]
Having a mastectomy can be a traumatic experience for many women. The loss of a breast can significantly impact a person’s self-esteem and self-image. Fortunately, there is a way to help women reclaim their bodies and feelings of femininity through custom breast prostheses. Custom breast prostheses are prosthetic breasts designed and fitted to match the [...]
Lymphedema is a common localized fluid retention condition resulting from impaired lymphatic drainage. Lymphedema can involve any part of the body system and cause many problems, including swelling, skin breakdown, cellulitis, and decreased functional capacity. Patients with lymphedema are at increased risk for medical complications and secondary infections due to prolonged exposure of tissues to [...]
Selecting the proper bra post-surgery can be overwhelming. A Certified Mastectomy Fitter, or "bra master", can help you find the right product for your body type. Trained fitters like this specialize in making mastectomy bras for anyone who has had a mastectomy or lumpectomy procedure, either voluntarily or as a result of a cancer diagnosis. [...]
There is a lot of confusion about compression therapy and treatment for Lymphedema. It is important to find the right product to get the best results. There are a few myths floating around; most of them are based on outdated or inaccurate information that can scare new patients off from making an informed choice. What [...]
Lipedema is a condition that affects the fatty tissue in the body. When there is an accumulation of fat, it can also result in losses in muscle mass and strength as well as muscle atrophy, which can lead to mobility issues. It worsens when someone starts gaining weight from time to time, impacting their legs [...]
Pressotherapy Treatment is a non-invasive therapy using pressure to stimulate the lymphatic system. The Pressotherapy machine applies continuous pressure to encourage lymph fluid flow, which can help accelerate healing time and alleviate the swelling. Pressotherapy can treat many conditions, including cellulite, infections, and swelling associated with trauma or surgery. It may also help reduce lymphedema [...]
Post-Mastectomy Breast Forms, known as breast prostheses or reconstructive breast implants, are medical devices for women who have had mastectomies. These breast forms are silicone and come in different shapes, sizes and densities. This type of device allows a woman to regain the shape and volume of her breasts following surgery. It is important to [...]
Lipedema is a disorder characterized by the accumulation of fat in parts of the body. The subcutaneous adipose tissue, which accumulates on the lower parts of the body, is what causes the abnormal distribution of fat. Lipedema is sometimes confused with lymphedema though it can lead to it. In this article, you will be able [...]