What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is chronic swelling caused by a build-up of fluid that occurs when the lymphatic system is either faulty or damaged. There is no cure for lymphedema but it can be effectively treated. Two types of lymphedema exist: Primary and Secondary.
Primary lymphedema can be present at birth or develop at the onset of puberty or in adulthood. Secondary lymphedema can be caused by surgeries or radiation treatments and is a common consequence of cancer treatments that remove or damage lymph nodes or vessels.
When lymphedema is left untreated…
Over time, lymphedema (especially if poorly treated) often results in number of complications including infections, disfigurement, pain, and disability. In fact, it may occasionally prove fatal to its sufferers. But while lymphedema cannot be cured, it can be very effectively managed, thus significantly reducing risk.
Manage lymphedema from the comfort of your own home on your own time.
Our trained and Certified Lymphedema Therapists provide the most current 4 stage intervention treatment to help improve the quality of your life. This recognized standard of care is referred to as Complete Decongestive Therapy.
- Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
- Bandage and Compression Therapy
- Lymph Drainage Exercise Component
- Self-Care and Skin Care