Lymphedema Compression Garments
For people with lymphedema, compression and exercise are vitally
important. Lymphedema is a chronic condition that causes lymphatic fluid
to build up in affected areas of the body. Some folks with lymphedema
end up with severely swollen legs, arms, or feet. Lymphedema is not a
problem to be treated lightly or ignored. When ignored, dozens of pounds
of fluid can build up in the body, causing the skin to stretch severely
and leading to grave discomfort. Disfigurement, ulcers, infections,
and, in rare cases, cancer can ensue.
Increasing the circulation of lymph and counteracting fluid build-up
are extremely important. Fortunately, we at ContourMD, a division of
American West Medical Company, carry a line of compression garments
designed to help you fight your condition in a comfortable, easy, and
affordable manner. We carry affordable compression gauntlets and arm
sleeves for those whose condition affects their upper limbs, and
stockings, knee-highs, pantyhose, and socks for those whose condition
affects their lower limbs.
Caring for Your Lymphedema Compression Garments
often lose their "spring" over time. Springy items like sports bras
become looser with multiple washings. However, it's crucial that your
lymphedema compression garments retain their compressive properties.
Your compression garment acts as a second skin that provides the
resistance your own compromised skin no longer can. Without proper
compression garments, your daily physical therapy exercises could
actually lead to an increase in fluid build-up.
washing your compression garments in Variance Fabric Wash. Unlike
ordinary cleaners, affordable Variance will help maintain the integrity
of your garment. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 800.331.6990 to learn more about purchasing or caring for your compression garments.