Posts in the ‘Swelling’ Category

Men get lymphoedema too

A man’s insight into lymphoedema

Lymphoedema affects men also. This is a man’s perspective on lymphoedema and how men are in the minority when it comes to lymphoedema. Cancer survivorship is difficult and the late side effects of treatment can develop. This gentleman had melanoma and oesophageal cancer. More awareness is needed around lymphoedema and this story highlights that this awareness

Summer tips if you have lymphoedema

Summertime Tips for Lymphies

Compression garments and lymphoedema

Compression is a cornerstone in Lymphoedema Management

Compression garments are a cornerstone for #lymphoedema patient care. It is so important to find the ones that works best for each client as everyone is individual. Compression stockings or garments along with good skin care, movement, deep breathing and regular sessions of Manual Lymph Drainage manage Lymphoedema whether its Primary or Secondary. Contact your local therapist

HOrses and compression garments

Horses wear compression bandages too.

Horse have 8,000 lymph nodes compared to human at 500-700 nodes. Compression garments or bandages are recommended when standing for very long periods of time. Compression garments and bandages aid recovery and reduce swelling.  

Cellulitis

Lymphoedema has other causes such as Cellulitis

Lymphoedema is normally associated with Breast Cancer as a result of their treatment, yet this accounts for only an eighth of the estimated 240,000 or more Britons living with lymphoedema, says Professor Peter Mortimer, a consultant dermatologist at St George’s Hospital, London. Cellulitis can cause damage to the lymphatic system which results in lymphoedema.  

Treatment for sinusitis

How lymph drainage can be used to clear your sinuses

Lymph drainage is used to clear  and unblock your sinuses. Self massage is a very simple thing which you can undertake and is beneficial. Occasionally you should attend a MLD therapist to help with the process. They can massage the inside of your mouth where your  sinuses are  and this amazing technique unblocks the passageways instantly. Contact Wellbeing Techniques

Lymphatic System

Understanding the function of your lymphatic system

    Your lymphatic system is vital for your body to function properly. This short video gives a good description of the role of lymph vessels and nodes. It doesn’t have it own pump so movement, deep breathing, healthy diet and exercise are needed for the lymphatic system to work properly. When it is not

Cellulitis and lymphoedema can go hand in hand sometimes

Lymphoedema patients have a risk of developing cellulitis- Update on treatment for cellulitis.

It is so important to know the signs & symptoms of cellulitis. Anybody with lymphoedema has a higher risk of developing cellulitis. Know the signs & treatment for cellulitis. Awareness is needed, remind your medical healthcare provider about the revised guidelines on how to treat the condition. http://www.thebls.com/the-bls/professional-and-patients/cellulitis-in-lymphoedema/  

Lymphatic System and waste disposal

The role of the lymph system in health and clearance of cellular waste

Interesting video, talking about the effect of cellular waste within the body, the health issues that can arise from build up of cellular waste and the role of the lymphatic system in this process. Health issues which are discussed in the short video include Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Acid Reflux and conditions associated with inflammation.  When

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