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5 Reasons to Wear Compression Leggings

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Have you ever wondered why some athletes wear specialized tights when working out? Those are called compression leggings, and they can be incredibly helpful in improving their performance. These garments come in the form of medical compression leggings, too, which can be practical for those who suffer from lymphedema and poor circulation but would like to remain physically active.

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Coping with Lymphedema in the Hot Summer Months

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Summer is the best time of the year for many people. But if you have lymphedema, it can easily become your most despised season. This is especially true if you live in an area with extreme hot summers where the heat can cause discomfort and swelling. While you can’t control the weather, you can definitely do something about improving your safety and comfort despite the heat and humidity. Having the right lymphedema products can help.

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Be Aware of Lymphedema on This Lymphedema Awareness Month

In Health & Fitness by Trupti Sonalkar8 Comments

Lymphedema Awareness Month is celebrated in March each year to empower the community and spread awareness about the condition through advocacy and education. This blog has all the information you need to understand this disease and the treatment options available, including the use of medical compression garments. About Lymphedema Awareness Month Lymphedema Awareness Month is a good time to increase …

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Choosing the Right Deodorant for Lymphedema Treatment

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Managing your lymphedema is a lifelong commitment. The best prescription for minimizing lymphedema’s impact on your life involves following your healthcare practitioner’s advice carefully and faithfully. For instance, most patients will be advised to wear an appropriate compression garment.  Patients diagnosed with arm lymphedema, for example, will typically be advised to buy and wear a compression sleeve featuring graduated compression. …

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The Importance of Keeping Up With Medical Treatments During COVID-19

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The COVID crisis has altered virtually every aspect of life. Everything from schools and restaurants to houses of worship have been shuttered, as people try to avoid close contact with others. And for good reason. Exposure to this dangerous, highly transmissible virus must be avoided as much as possible if we are to protect one another. New evidence suggests that …

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Head and Neck Exercises to Help Reduce Lymphedema Swelling

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Lymphedema is a chronic condition that may occur after the delicate vessels and/or nodes that comprise the lymphatic system become damaged and fail to drain properly. The lymphatic system parallels the blood circulatory system. But unlike the more familiar circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not rely on a central pump — the heart — to keep fluids moving along. …

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The Benefits of Swimming for Managing Lymphedema

In Health & Fitness by Admin7 Comments

There was once a time when people thought that exercise was out of the question for lymphedema patients. If anything, it was thought to possibly exacerbate symptoms. Recent studies and continued research, however, show that certain types of exercise can, in fact, be beneficial in managing lymphedema.  These days, doctors and other lymphedema professionals are far more likely to encourage …

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Get to Know Your Lymph Nodes

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Lymph nodes are tiny, round (or bean-shaped) structures distributed throughout your body. They serve as biological filters of a sort, helping to trap and eliminate potentially dangerous germs, such as bacteria or viruses, which might otherwise do you harm. In some places—such as under the arms, in the groin, and in the neck—they cluster in groups. You may even be …

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Lymphedema Pain Management

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For many lymphedema sufferers, their condition is more of a nuisance than a crisis. While certainly not welcome, some patients find that lymphedema is a condition that can be managed, at least. For example, lymphedema of the arms, which may affect the upper arm(s), lower arm(s), and/or hands, is not uncommon among women who have undergone treatments for breast cancer. …