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CLICK HERE to read our full article about cervical cancer and limb swelling.

CLICK HERE to read the full article on obstructive lymphedema and learn hints for physiotherapy.

Are you suffering from limb swelling and are you concerned that it may be due to Lymphedema?

CLICK HERE to read the full article on limb swelling and Lymphedema.

By: Alyssa Parker

The holidays are right around the corner, which means many will be traveling to visit their loved ones, or for those of you who are snow birds you’re heading home to the warm weather down south. Many individuals choose air travel to reach their destination. For those who suffer from venous insufficiency or lymphedema this can be a painful process. Your lymphatic system endures an extreme amount of pressure when flying at high altitudes. Also, the risk of getting chronic edema rises for those who have already undergone an invasive procedure or radical cancer surgery.

A Randomized, Prospective Study of a Role for Adjunctive Intermittent Pneumatic Compression

One of the most common misdiagnosed conditions is chronic swelling; edema. For those of you who experience swelling, or a feeling of heaviness, aching, or painful fluid retention in a limb on a daily basis, you should not overlook these symptoms as trivial. Any 0f these symptoms are potential red flags to your body's response to a serious underlying condition that should not go untreated.

Common conditions misdiagnosed as edema are lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Patients who have these conditions are at a higher risk of an infection, e.g. Cellulitis. Cellulitis may occur when normal skin flora enters a break in the skin, individuals may then experience a burning sensation, swelling, or edema. This article should help you identify possible medical conditions that are pertinent to you. Locating an appropriate treatment may offer you a better quality of life.

CLICK HERE to read the full white paper on the modality treatment of Lymphedema using the Reid Sleeve and the BioCompression/Optiflow System

Are you currently looking at various options in treating your chronic swelling?
CLICK HERE for a detailed whitepaper comparing the Flexitouch System vs. The Bio Compression 3008 System.

CLICK HERE to read our full article on why diabetes can result in hard to heal venous ulcers in patients with chronic Lymphedema.

Brian Kunimoto, MD, FRCPC; Maureen Cooling, RN, ET;Wayne Gulliver, MD, BMSc, FRCPC; Pamela
Houghton, BSc, PT, PhD; Heather Orsted, RN, BN, ET; and R. Gary Sibbald, MD, FRCPC

In recent years, the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) has been involved in issues surrounding venous leg ulcer management, and has developed 12 recommendations for best clinical practices in patient care. This information is presented in a workable and effective protocol to address diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of venous leg ulcers (see Table 1 for a quick reference guide).

CLICK HERE to read the full article on the best practices for the prevention and treatment of venous leg ulcers.

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