Q. What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a chronic swelling that happens when lymph fluid is not moving well and protein-rich fluid accumulates in the tissues.Lymphedema develops to the area of the body where your lymph nodes and vessels are not working.
Q. Is Lymphedema a disability?
Lymphedema is a condition that occurs when vessels in lymphatic system become blocked. It can cause anything from mild irritation to severe disability.
Q. Can lymphedema be fatal?
Lymphedema can cause infections, disfigurement, pain and disability. It may become fatal, if not treated in time.
Q. What are the signs and symptoms of lymphedema, which occur in your affected arm or leg?
- Swelling of part or all of your arm or leg, including fingers or toes.
- Restricted range of motions
- Hardening and thickening of the skin called fibrosis.
- Recurring infections.
Q. Is lymphedema a cancer?
The risk of lymphedema increases with the number of lymph nodes and lymph vessels removed or damaged during cancer treatment.
Q. Is lymphedema painful?
In severe cases, lymphedema can cause pain and limit movement.
Q. Can you cure lymphedema?
Compression treatments and physical therapy may help reduce the swelling and discomfort.
Q. Can you have massage with lymphedema?
Your lymphatic system helps eliminate your body’s waste. However, surgery or damage can cause fluids to build up in your lymph system and lymph nodes. You can clear out this body waste through Lymphatic drainage.
Q. What is Stage 3 lymphedema?
Which is also known as Lymphostatic elephantiasis, is a condition in which the tissue becomes extremely swollen and thickened due to a blockage in the flow of lymph and a buildup of fluid in tissue.
Q. What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage used to treat?
MLD is a unique, gentle type of skin massage technique that promotes lymph to drain out of a limb in to an area that drains normally. MLD is also increases blood flow in deep and superficial veins.
Q. How does a lymphatic massage work?
Lymphatic drainage massage is a profound technique to help increase lymph flow. With an increase in lymph flow immune function is increased. Harmful substances are removed from the tissues and neutralized in the nodes.