Can You Show Me Pictures about Lymphedema?

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  Pictures about Lymphedema:


Lymphedema in arms:


Lymphedema in Legs:


Yes I think that this is what I have this is what my feet and legs look like now.
There's no cure for lymphedema. Treatments now focus on reducing the swelling and controlling the pain. Lymphedema treatments include:

Exercises. Light exercises can help you prepare everyday tasks, such as carrying groceries. Exercises shouldn't be strenuous or tire you but need focus on gentle contraction of the muscles in your arm or leg. A certified lymphedema therapist can teach you how to do the exercises.

Wrapping your arms or legs. Bandaging your entire limb encourages lymph fluid flowing back toward the trunk of your body. The bandage should be tightest around your fingers or toes and loosen as it moves up your arm or leg. A lymphedema therapist can show you how to wrap your limb.

Massage. A special massage technique called manual lymph drainage may encourage the flow of lymph fluid out of your arm or leg. And various massage treatments may benefit people with active cancer. Be sure to work with someone specially trained.
Massage isn't for everyone. Avoid massage if you have a skin infection, blood clots, or active disease in the involved lymph drainage areas.

Pneumatic compression. A sleeve worn over your affected arm or leg connects to a pump that intermittently inflates the sleeve, putting pressure on your limb and moving lymph fluid away from your fingers or toes.

Compression garments. Long sleeves or stockings made to compress your arms or legs encourage the flow of the lymph fluid out of your affected limb. Wear a compression garment when exercising the affected limb.

Obtain a correct fit for your compression garment by getting professional help. Ask your doctor where you can buy compression garments in your community. Some people will require custom-made compression garments.

If you have difficulties in putting on or taking off the compression garment, there are special techniques and aids to help with this; your lymphedema therapist can review options with you. In addition, if compression garments or compression wraps or both are not an option, sometimes a compression device with fabric fasteners can work for you.

Complete decongestive therapy (CDT). This approach involves combining therapies with lifestyle changes. Generally, CDT isn't recommended for people who have high blood pressure, diabetes, paralysis, heart failure, blood clots, or acute infections.

In cases of severe lymphedema, your doctor may consider surgery to remove excess tissue in your arms or legs to reduce swelling. There are also newer techniques for surgery such as lymphatic to venous anastomosis or lymph node transplants.