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Frequently Asked Questions - Lymphedema and Compression Therapy

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Lymphedema and Compression Therapy

Compression Therapy Brochure (PDF)

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Crystal assisting a client with lymphedemaWhat is compression therapy?

Compression therapy is sustained, graduated pressure which improves circulation of blood and lymphatic flow.

When would I need compression therapy?

If you have tired, achy legs; after certain surgeries; and to minimize the effects of lymphedema.

What is lymphedema?

Lymphedema is swelling caused by an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid. Surgical removal of lymph nodes, trauma, or a congenital defect can interfere with lymphatic systems, causing fluid to pool in your arms and legs.

How can compression therapy help my varicose veins?

Weakened vein walls and valves that can cause varicose veins can be controlled and managed with proper support products.

What can I do to prevent circulation problems?

Avoid crossing your legs at the knee, and standing for long periods. When resting, elevate your legs higher than your heart. Exercise to improve blood flow.

Is it true compression hosiery are no longer ugly and hard to put on?

Compression hosiery are now available in many fashionable colors and styles. An optional stocking aid can make donning simple, fast and easy.

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