What is lymphedema and how is it treated in (2020)

What is lymphedema and how is it treated in (2020)


Overview

Lymphedema refers to the inflammation that usually occurs in one of your arms or legs. Sometimes both hands or both feet are swollen.
Lymphedema is usually caused by the removal or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It results from an obstruction in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from leaking out well, and fluid buildup leads to inflammation.
While there is currently no cure for lymphedema, it can be managed with early examination and diligence of your affected organ.


Symptoms


Lymphedema signs and symptoms that occur in your affected hands or feet include:

Restricted range of sensation of swelling or tightness in your or all parts of the hand or foot, including fingers or toes, restless or restless infection of the skin (fibrosis)

The inflammation caused by lymphedema is hardly noticeable, ranging from mild to extreme changes in the shape of your hands or feet, which make the limb difficult to use. Lymphedema caused by cancer treatment may not occur until months or years after treatment.


reason


Your lymphatic system is important to keep your body healthy. It transmits protein-rich lymph fluid to your body by collecting bacteria, viruses and waste products. Your lymphatic system carries this fluid and harmful substances through your lymphatic vessels, causing lymph nodes. The waste is then filtered by lymphocytes - infection-fighting cells that reside in your lymph nodes - and eventually flow out of your body.


Lymphedema occurs when your lymph vessels are unable to drain enough of the lymph fluid, usually with one arm or leg. Lymphedema can be either primary or secondary. This may mean on its own (primary lymphedema), or it may be due to some other disease or condition (secondary lymphedema). Secondary lymphedema is far more common than primary lymphedema.

Prevention


If you have or are going to have cancer surgery, ask your doctor if your procedure will involve your lymph nodes or lymph vessels. Ask if your radiation treatment will be aimed at the lymph nodes, so you are aware of the potential risks.

To reduce your risk of lymphedema, try the following:

Protect your hands or feet. Avoid injury to your affected limb. Cuts, scratches and burns can invite infection. Protect yourself from sharp objects. For example, shave with an electric razor, wear gloves when you garden or cook, and use an agile when you stitch. If possible, avoid medical procedures, such as blood pulling and immunization, in your affected limb. Relax your hands or feet while recovering. After cancer treatment, exercise and stretching are encouraged. But avoid strenuous activities until you recover from surgery or radiation. Avoid heat on your arms or legs. Do not apply ice or heat, such as with a heating pad, to your affected limb. Also, protect your affected limb from extreme cold. Raise your hands or feet up. Whenever possible, raise your affected limb above the level of your heart. Avoid tight clothing. Avoid anything that can tighten your arms or legs, such as tight clothes and in the case of your arm, blood pressure cuffs. Ask if your blood pressure is taken in your other hand. Keep your hands or feet clean. Make skin and nail care a high priority. Inspect the skin on your arm or leg daily, see a change or break in your skin that can cause infection. Do not go barefoot.
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2 फ़रवरी 2020 को 7:23 pm ×

Very nice information

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