Lymphedema treatment services
Lymphedema is a swelling due to abnormal build-up of fluid in body tissues. It can develop when the lymphatic system is improperly developed or damaged through trauma or injury. Often becoming a chronic condition, it occurs most frequently in the limbs but can affect other parts of the body.
While there is at present no cure for lymphedema, it can be successfully managed. Treatments focus on the benefits of compression and on improving the drainage of lymphatic fluid. Specially trained lymphedema therapists will assess the degree of lymphedema, help set realistic treatment goals, provide treatment and instruction in self-care, and monitor progress. A physician’s referral for lymphedema is normally required to ensure that no other health conditions could affect the lymphedema treatment.
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