Lymphedema & Cellulitis: Managing Your Risk

This blog post is for informational purpose only and should not be considered medical advice. If you suspect that you may have cellulitis, please contact your physician.If you have lymphedema or are at risk for lymphedema, it is crucial to be aware of an infection called cellulitis. Studies show that there is a definite relationship between lymphedema and cellulitis and that incidence of celluliti...

3 Steps to Determine Your Compression Garment Size

For many patients, getting prescribed a compression garment to manage lymphedema or to use preventatively if they are at-risk for lymphedema will be their first experience in medical compression. There are three things you need to know before you can determine your size and make a compression garment purchase.BEFORE YOU START MEASURING What garments do you need? As a minimum to manage arm lymphed...

A Cooler Arm Reduces the Risk for Lymphedema

Warm weather is finally here, and that also means that hot, and often humid, weather isn’t far behind. As the temperature rises, it becomes harder to keep cool — which can lead to increased swelling. The following tips will help to keep your lymphedema in check all summer long! Stay hydrated. In the summer especially, it is essential to drink enough water. Drinking to thirst is a standard guidelin...