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Day vs. Night Compression Wear

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Day Compression Versus Night Compression People with lymphedema soon learn that their condition is chronic. While that doesn’t necessarily mean that things will get steadily worse, it does mean that patients must take the management of their condition seriously. Among other things, that means following your healthcare providers’ advice regarding compression wear.  Wearing compression garments is a fundamental component of …

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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 …

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Summer Pampering: Skip the Salon for a Medical Pedicure

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Summer Pampering: Skip the Salon for a Medical Pedicure Everyone likes a little pampering once in a while. Call it self care, a “decompression day,” or simply some “me time”. Whatever you call it, we all enjoy a little special attention occasionally. This summer many women—and more than a few men—will trot their toes into a salon for a pedicure. …

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Managing Lymphedema in the Summer

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Managing Lymphedema in the Summer Summer poses special challenges for managing lymphedema. Summer heat and humidity can make it difficult to wear appropriate medical-grade compression wear comfortably, for instance. No one likes to sweat. Tight compression garments can seem especially bothersome if they trap heat and leave your skin damp and clammy. And lymphedema patients face other seasonal challenges as …

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Our Favorite Compression Garment Patterns for the Summer

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Our Favorite Compression Garment Patterns for the Summer Summer is the perfect time to let your creative side blossom and show off your true colors. Fortunately, custom compression garments have come a long way. These days, there are dozens of ways to express your creativity and proclaim your individuality. You can do so while sporting patterns that run the gamut …

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Leg Exercises and Stretches to Manage Lymphedema

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Leg Exercises and Stretches to Manage Lymphedema People used to believe that it was best to avoid exercise if you suffer from lymphedema. In part, this was based on the observation that limbs at risk for lymphedema are more sensitive to injury. However, it has been shown that staying active can actually prevent or mitigate the condition. Targeted stretches and …

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The Benefits of Arm Exercises for Lymphedema Patients

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The Benefits of Arm Exercises for Lymphedema Patients The arm(s) are among the most common sites affected by lymphedema. This chronic condition primarily affects women. Women who receive treatment for breast cancer often undergo radiation therapy or surgical removal of tissues to eradicate their tumors. Unfortunately, this often involves damaging, or surgically removing, one or more lymph nodes in the …

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Preventing Lymphedema after Breast Cancer

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The statistics regarding lymphedema following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment may appear a bit discouraging at first. But things are not entirely grim. For instance, a 2009 study concluded that up to 42% of breast cancer survivors experienced some form of lymphedema within five years of receiving treatment.

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How to Celebrate Grandparents Day

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Fireworks for the Fourth. Presents, carols, greenery and goodies at Christmas. Spooks, goblins and more sugary treats for Halloween. Champagne at midnight on New Year’s Eve. All of these are familiar traditions associated with fun, widely celebrated holidays. But what about Grandparents Day? What is it? And how does one celebrate it?

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How Do Compression Garments Work?

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Lymphedema is a chronic condition that occurs as a result of a localized lymphatic drainage problem. Such problems may arise in various parts of the body, due to damage from any number of possible causes. Surgery or radiation for cancer treatment is a frequent cause of this damage. A significant percentage of women