Lymphoedema




  • Includes a brief summary of the anatomy and physiology of the lymph system
  • Identifies what lymphoedema is, and how it is classified into primary and secondary types
  • Guides on the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema including swelling, tingling, tenderness and more
  • Focuses on the diagnosis of lymphoedema
  • Describes the relationship between lymphoedema and wound healing
  • Includes management techniques for lymphoedema sufferers

Lymphoedema is a chronic and life-changing condition. Although it cannot be cured, it can be managed successfully. This chapter provides suggestions for effecitively managing lymphoedema using numerous techniques.


Contents include

  • Anatomy and physiology of lymph system
    • Lymph fluid
    • Lymph vessels
    • Lymph nodes
  • Definition and classification of lymphoedema
  • Signs and symptoms of lymphoedema
  • Diagnosis of lymphoedema
    • Differential diagnosis
    • Diagnostic tools
  • Lymphoedema and wound healing
  • Management of lymphoedema
    • Quality of life
    • Complex decongestive therapy
  • Alternative treatments
    • Laser
    • Surgery
    • Compression pumps
    • Diuretics
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