Lymphedema is a long-term condition for which there is no cure. It can cause swelling and pain resulting in repetitive bouts of infection or cellulitis. Lymphedema is commonly caused by damage to the lymphatic system. This disease may present after treatment for cancer, secondary to surgical procedures, blunt trauma and recurrent infections from diabetic wound care. Lymphedema can also present at birth. While there is no cure for this disease, it can be managed through the help of Certified Lymphedema Therapists. Your therapist can help you establish a complete home intervention program.
Nancy Beadling, owner of Allied Health Advantage, can assist you in choosing the appropriate course of treatment for your specific needs. Nancy has over 30 years of experience in the treatment of lymphedema and can create a treatment plan which will reduce your swelling and manage your pain. Allied Health Advantage carries all your lymphedema supplies as well as other compression garments and options to make your condition easy to manage. Call 207-680-9155 today to schedule an appointment.
Around the world, more than two million people suffer from lymphedema. While there is no cure, there are a number of treatment options available to reduce swelling and pain.
Some common treatments include: