Monday, September 10, 2012

What is Lymphedema

Lymphedema
Lymphedema is an inoperable but treatable under medical circumstance caused by trauma, congenital defects or injury in the lymphatic system. Lymphedema is chronic in nature wherein surplus fluid (Lymph) accumulates in tissue causing swelling (edema). It can be unbearable, due to blockage of lymphatic system by collection of fluid.

The commonly affected areas are arms or legs, certain time both arms and legs are affected. For some patients can notice swelling in heads, chest or genital area. There are two types of lymphedema exists primary and secondary. Primary Lymphedema are there in birth or occurrence in puberty or later
in life. Secondary are caused by radiation treatment or surgeries and are ordinary consequences of cancer treatments that damages or eradicates lymph vessels.

Lymphatic Filariasis enlarges into chronic condition, leading to lymphedema as swelling of tissue or Elephantiasis as thickening of skin by accumulation of fluid. Patients with disabilities which are chronic in nature like Lymphedem or Elephantiasis or Lymphatic Filariasis are advised to follow Health Tips measures by vigorous hygiene to prevent from further infection and aggravation of syndrome. 


Patients with disabilities which are chronic in nature like Lymphedem or Elephantiasis or Lymphatic Filariasis are advised to follow Health Tips measures by vigorous hygiene to prevent from further infection and aggravation of syndrome. The standardized treatment for lymphedema is CDT (Complete Decongestive Therapy) involves four protocols of interactive divided in two phases (ongoing and acute).  Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) involves caring of skin and drain aging of exercise.


As per the study or survey conducted, there are at least five million people infected with lymphedema.  People are not aware of Health Tips measure related to such disease because of lack of awareness program, undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.

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