lymphedema


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Words related to lymphedema

swelling (usually in the legs) caused by lymph accumulating in the tissues in the affected areas

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Lymphedema often causes long-term physical, psychological, and social problems for patients and significantly impacts quality of life.
Lymphedema (lymphoedema in British English), also known as lymphatic obstruction, is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system, which normally returns interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then the bloodstream.
At 7 months postoperatively (4 months post-lipectomy), the scrotal reconstruction showed a stable midline closure and no further lymphedema (Fig.
The Active Massage garments help both the physical and emotional toll of lymphedema.
A review of the Lymphedema products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources.
By 5 years after surgery, lymphedema had developed in 18% of black women who had an axillary node biopsy compared with 7% of white women who had a sentinel node biopsy.
Pool of Life supports the notion that regular exercise and muscle using activities, such as dragon boat racing, help keep Lymphedema at bay while also helping create a fun team spirit and a "Yes I can" attitude amongst survivors.
At 5 years, 11% of the women had stage I/II lymphedema and 38% had subclinical lymphedema (defined as less than 3% arm volume swelling as measured by a Perometer).
Breast cancer patients sometimes develop lymphedema, which is the swelling of the soft tissues of the arm or hand, and need specialist care to manage the condition.
Lymphedema develops when the lymphatic flow is impaired and excess fluid and protein accumulate in the interstitial space.
The topic of lymphedema is also covered including its complications and physical reactions.
Because lymphedema is a late effect of head and neck cancer and its treatment, occurring well after a patient has completed treatment, it is often overlooked, although it occurs fairly commonly.
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Scientists have used a new imaging technique that may help in reducing lymphedema in breast cancer patients by 55 percent.
Eman Tammam, 32, is the first Bahraini female occupational therapist and lymphedema certified professional in Bahrain.