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Tips for a Happy, Healthy 2021

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The New Year signals a new opportunity to make positive changes in your life. Whether or not you are personally impacted from lymphedema, this is an excellent time to take renewed charge of your life. We put together a few ideas for kicking off the 2021 right

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Can Allergies Trigger a Lymphedema Flare-Up?

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When it comes to lymphedema and allergies, there is relatively little solid evidence that the two are directly linked. But that’s not to say there is no connection. Indeed, there is some anecdotal evidence that lymphedema flare-ups may be linked to worsening allergy symptoms. Accordingly, addressing your allergies may help with managing lymphedema symptoms. Consult your doctor for recommendations regarding …

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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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How Long Should You Wear Your Compression Socks?

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How Long Should You Wear Your Compression Socks? People wear compression socks for a variety of reasons. Patients diagnosed with the irreversible condition known as lymphedema, for instance, will almost invariably be prescribed compression wear to help control swelling in an affected limb or body part. Because lymphedema is incurable, it’s important for patients to follow the advice of their …

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Accept and Embrace Your Compression Sleeves

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For many breast cancer survivors, the sudden occurrence of lymphedema is an unexpected — and decidedly unwelcome. Having endured the fear, pain, and trauma of therapies designed to help them survive their dreaded disease, it’s no wonder many women view the development of lymphedema as an insult to injury. Lymphedema is a chronic, incurable condition in which certain parts of …

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Lymphedema’s Impact Extends Beyond Breast Cancer Patients

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Lymphedema is frequently associated with women following successful treatments for breast cancer. Breast cancer often requires the removal or irradiation of lymph nodes in the armpits or chest, which can trigger the lymphatic dysfunction that results in chronic lymphedema. This common depiction, though, does not fully encapsulate the lymphedema community.   Men Are Susceptible Too  Lymphedema is by no means exclusive …

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Tips for Supporting a Loved One with Lymphedema

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Lymphedema is an unwelcome diagnosis that can present more than a few challenges. Few people are prepared for the harsh realities of life with lymphedema. Although symptoms typically vary widely from patient to patient, the fact remains that lymphedema is not a temporary condition. Lymphedema must be managed to reduce its impact on a patient’s daily life and to help …

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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. …

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Managing Lymphedema Symptoms in the Winter

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Managing Lymphedema Symptoms in Winter For many of us, winter means cold, dark days. Obstacles like snow, ice, and freezing temperatures can make life hard, especially for those with lymphedema. So, what are the best ways to handle your lymphedema symptoms in the winter? The good news is, while winter may pose some unique challenges, it also eliminates others that …

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Best Summer Compression Garments to Keep You Cool in Warmer Weather

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Best Summer Compression Garments to Keep You Cool in Warmer Weather As you know, managing your lymphedema is a full-time job. There’s no summer vacation for lymphedema sufferers. You don’t get a break and have the option of skipping the daily use of compression wear. Nor can you afford to stop being hyper-vigilant about avoiding new physical insults to the …