Working With Lymphedema: How To Make Your Job Lymphedema-friendly
It’s bound to happen: Your lymphedema and your work life are going to come into conflict at some point. Whether we like it or not, we can’t just leave our lymphedema at home while we go off to work. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for this and to know ways to manage lymphedema while at work. We’ve put together some tips to help you navigate both your career and your condition, no matter if you’re returning to work after receiving intensive lymphedema treatment, starting a new job, or just looking for more ideas to help manage your condition every day.
Explaining Lymphedema to Friends, Family and Strangers
It can happen at any time: You might be grocery shopping, minding your own business, trying to figure out which type of salad would go best with the pasta for dinner, when all of a sudden, a stranger appears from stage right, points to your compression garment, and asks, “What happened to your leg?”
Psychosocial Effects of Lymphedema and Lipedema
When you are diagnosed with lymphedema or lipedema, there are not just physical effects. These conditions are chronic and progressive so can bring several challenges along with them. Having regular physical therapy in itself is a big pill to swallow.
Why Are Exercise and Movement So Important?
How does exercise help my swelling? Are there other ways exercise can help? We give you the anwsers to these important questions.
For many, shoe shopping is one of life’s pleasures, but for those with swollen feet, the thought of shopping for footwear fills them with dread and may not be such an enjoyable experience. Moreover, it can be difficult, stressful and possibly embarrassing.
Lymphedema After Breast Cancer
One in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during their lives, as well as a one in one thousand men. Breast cancer has a good prognosis if caught early before the malignant cells spread, and a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, medication and/or hormone therapy is often successful in treating it.
Listening to the Stories of Others: Global Edition
Lymphedema is a unique and chronic condition that can be overwhelming and may be associated with feeling anxious or alone. Sometimes you may think you are alone, but know that you are not. Lymphedema does not discriminate and impacts those all across the world.
Could I Have Lipedema?
Lipedema is a medical, long-term, chronic condition that is the accumulation of abnormal fat (adipose tissue) and is unrelated to diet. It particularly affects the lower limbs; however, it can also impact the arms. It appears to affect women only and there currently is not a cure.
Before You Travel
Those affected by lymphedema, lipedema or general swelling, may find travel challenging. travel, humid temperatures and being away from home can sometimes make coping with the condition difficult. The top tips and advice are designed to help make any travel or holiday experience as enjoyable as possible.
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