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Should I Use Compression Garments for Lymphedema?

When it comes to treating lymphedema, getting relief from your symptoms and preventing progression or worsening of this condition is the best thing you can do. Compression garments are a standard treatment option if you’re looking for a simple way to reduce swelling and some of the symptoms that come with it. While this can be an effective treatment method, it’s best to talk to your doctor before trying compression garments for lymphedema. There’s not one-size-fits-all solution.

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Lymphedema

Whether you’re looking to understand the causes of lymphedema or are in search of how to manage your symptoms, our lymphedema blog can provide you with the resources you need. Explore our blog for trustworthy lymphedema information and solutions.

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Should I Use Compression Garments for Lymphedema?

When it comes to treating lymphedema, getting relief from your symptoms and preventing progression or worsening of this condition is the best thing you can do. Compression garments are a standard treatment option if you’re looking for a simple way to reduce swelling and some of the symptoms that come with it. While this can be an effective treatment method, it’s best to talk to your doctor before trying compression garments for lymphedema. There’s not one-size-fits-all solution.

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Lymphedema Guide: What Is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a progressive disease where an abnormal amount of fluid accumulates in a localized region of the body. The lymphatic system is often referred to as the main filter for waste products in the body such as toxins, fat, and cancer cells. When the lymphatic system becomes damaged or congested due to lymph node removal or damage to lymph vessels, it can no longer successfully perform its job of filtering toxins and waste from a specific part of the body and this results in swelling, known as lymphedema.

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Lipedema

Our lipedema hub shines a light on many common lipedema questions. Whether you’re looking for information on causes, symptoms, or treatments, our lipedema resources can provide you with the information you need.

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Lipedema vs. Cellulite: What Are the Differences?

Our skin is the largest and one of the most important organs in our body. With that said, there are several medical conditions that can affect our skin and change its appearance. Two common skin conditions are lipedema and cellulite, which can make the skin look bumpy, uneven, and swollen. While these two conditions may appear similar on the surface, they’re completely different from one another. For example, lipedema can cause symptoms like pain and decreased mobility, while cellulite is purely cosmetic and poses no health concerns.

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In many cases, the sooner you treat chronic swelling, the better for your long-term health. Our at-home therapy is designed to treat your swelling on your own time to help you get back to living your best life.

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Our general edema resource hub provides information and solutions for lymphatic swelling. Explore our general edema resources below for information on edema causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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