what is lymphedema?

Lympheda Therapy is comprised of four different components.

1. Manual Lymph Drainage- Accumulated lymphatic fluids are manually rerouted to properly functioning lymph nodes using the hands.

2. Skin Care- Meticulous skin care is important to restore skin integrity; i.e, dry skin. The purpose of proper skin care is to reduce the risk of infection and fungus development.

3. Compression- There are two different types of compression used for lymphedema. Compression short stretch bandages are used during the intensive phase of treatment. Compression garments are then fitted for the effected extremity for management after therapy.

4. Education and Exercise- Home management can include a compression pump, self massage techniques, skin care, and remedial exercises to further reduce and manage swelling.

Over 18,000 Procedures Performed

Dr. Kenneth Harper, founder of Vein Specialists of the South, has evaluated more than 22,000 patients and performed over 6,000 procedures since 2000. Dr. Harper is a leader in comprehensive vein care, having focused on diagnosis and treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, venous ulcers, and leg swelling since 1997.

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