Lymphoedema refers to swelling that usually occurs in one of your arms or legs or in some cases both arms or legs.
The most common cause of Lymphoedema is when lymph nodes which are part of the lymphatic system, are either removed as a part of cancer treatment or damaged during surgery.
The lymphatic system usually helps rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials and transports a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. Any resultant blockages to your lymphatic system can then prevent lymph fluid from draining properly, and the result is a buildup of fluid which leads to swelling.
Compression garments can help to ease and manage the swellings experience with lymphoedema. By limiting the build up of fluid and helping distribute the fluid away to another part of the lymphatic system which is draining more effectively Lymphoedema compression garments can be an effective way to reduce the pressures on your limbs and can also provide support to the muscles which help to pump fluid away.
Medasun Medical can supply lymphoedema compression garments made with scientifically proven antibacterial, Three Dimensional Stretch™ material which is super soft and super comfortable while providing medical grade compression to act like a ‘second skin’ which can help to ease the symptoms of Lymphoedema patients.
Selecting the proper garment size and style is important, as it ensures you’re receiving the proper support. If you would like help deciding which option is best, contact us or discuss with your medical professional.