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    Laser on lymphedema

    Laser on lymphedema



    ?What is lymphedema and why does it occur
    Lymphedema is an accumulation of fluid in tissue that causes swelling, most often in the arm and or leg, and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can develop when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired (primary), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes removed (secondary). In people with cancer lymph node dissection and radiation both result in trauma to the lymphatic system.
    ?What are the signs
    Initially, someone might feel heaviness or achiness in the at risk body part. During the next stage firmness in the affected body part occurs. You might be able to push your thumb into your arm or leg, and the thumbprint remains. As swelling continues to develop a change in the limb size may occur and you may not be able to see the veins in the at risk areas.
    ?What treatments are available
    People with lymphedema should see an occupational therapist or physical therapist for manual lymph drainage, a directional massage, deep breathing, stretching exercises, low level laser and pump use if indicated all of which can increase the rate of fluid return to improve tissue health. Bandages, compression garments, or night garments may be helpful for self-management.
    ?Are some people at higher risk of developing lymphedema
    Anyone who has undergone lymph node dissection or radiation that has damaged the lymph nodes is at risk. People who are overweight, have thyroid disease or have diabetes at the time of their surgery are at greater risk. But we don't fully understand why one person may develop lymphedema immediately, while another person may develop it several years down the road and a third person may never develop it. We do think that inflammation may play a role in its development, so we caution patients to be careful to prevent any type of trauma to the body, particularly to With laser therapy, your lymphedema therapist would place a small, hand-held device directly onto your skin for short intervals to deliver the laser treatment. The device looks much like the otoscope your doctor uses to look inside your ears during regular checkups. You don’t feel anything as the laser treatment is delivered. Some therapists find that laser therapy is a valuable add-on to the treatment plan, especially when there’s a significant amount of thick, hard scar tissue under the skin (known as fibrosis). However, more evidence from research studies is needed to make definite recommendations about the best use of laser therapy. As with other lymphedema treatments, it’s never a good idea to try to use a laser therapy device on your own. There are low-level laser devices available online and marketed directly to consumers. However, attempting to use them on your own could make lymphedema worse. Only work with a lymphedema therapist who has been trained in using .low-level laser therapy as part of the overall treatment plan. the limb affected by treatment

    Types of laser There are two types of laser used in the treatment of lymphoedema: handheld lasers and scanning laser
    Scanning lasers are most often used in hospitals. Handheld lasers are used in hospitals, clinics, and by patients themselves at home. The most common lasers used for lymphoedema therapy are handheld laser units.
    The average time taken for lymphoedema treatment using a handheld laser or a scanning laser is of one hour duration. Laser therapy is applied in a selective pattern matched to each persons needs. By doing this the best lymphoedema therapy treatment may be effected.
    Laser models and availability will vary from country to country. Development costs, regulations, taxes, duties, equipment and delivery charges are subtly different and impact on the final prices.
    Laser therapy can help make your lymphoedema treatment simpler and easier to administer. If you are able to fit a laser into your budget, then by following a few easy steps and doing a little short regular laser therapy at home you can save you many hours of waiting for someone else to ‘fix’ your lymphoedema problem.


    :References


    http://www.mcancer.org/living-with-c...ucing-swelling
    http://www.breastcancer.org/treatmen...eatments/laser
    http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/thes..._treatment.htm

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