[2015] paul hernandez: Lymphedema

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[2015] paul hernandez: Lymphedema


CausesThe main cause of Lymphedema is an abnormality in the lymphatic system and is present at birth. Symptoms are genenrally found later in life. Surgery, camcer, infection, and radiation treatment for cancer will help create lymphedema also.

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SymptomsSymptoms of Lymphedema include swelling of part or all of the arm or legs, a feeling of heaviness or tightness, restricted range of motion, aching or discomfort, recurring infections, hardening or thickening of the skin.


PreventionAfter cancer surgery, avoid having injections, IV's, blood drawn in the side of the surgery. Seek treatment if there is skin infection on the side of surgery. Protect your arm or leg.Rest your arm or leg while recovering.Avoid heat on your arm or leg.Keep your arm or leg clean.Avoid tight clothing.

PrognosisLymphedema cannot be cured, but compression treatments and preventive measures for those at risk for secondary lymphedema can help minimize swelling and symptoms.

DataUp to 10 million Americans suffer from Lymphedema and hundreds of millions suffer worldwide

TreatmentThere's no cure for lymphedema. Treatment focuses on reducing the swelling and controlling the pain. Lymphedema treatments include: exersise,compresion, masage, CDT


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