INTRODUCING: MEDIVEN PLUS & MEDIVEN VITALITY

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Working with Lymphedema Therapists

When I created The Compression Closet several years ago, I naively thought I wouldn’t have to make too many adjustments once we completed the site. However, now I realize The Compression Closet is a living, breathing entity that continually needs my care and attention. In addition, the industry is constantly changing, with new product lines and innovations in fabrics and design. Furthermore, working with different therapists from across the country, I continually learn about other compression companies and garments that work well for lymphedema. Several therapists have asked me to add Medi stockings to my site. I am happy to oblige them as I feel the lymphedema therapists I work with are partners in our wellness team.  Continue reading

WARMER WEATHER AND LYMPHEDEMA

WHY WARMER TEMPERATURES MATTER

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Warmer weather can be a challenge to all of us, but especially for those living with lymphedema. During the colder seasons, the blood vessels in our skin constrict. The narrow vessels receive less blood and therefore less lymph. This allows the lymph system to cope better with the amount of lymph.

During the warmer months, blood vessels expand, causing the amount of fluid that travels out of the blood vessels and into the tissue to increase. With a compromised lymphatic system, the fluid does not always return like it should to the lymph system. This can result in further swelling and edema. Continue reading

LYMPHEDEMA & THE HOLIDAYS: 20 SURVIVAL TIPS

surviving the holidays with lymphedemaLYMPHEDEMA & THE HOLIDAYS – STRESS?

The holiday season can be challenging for all of us, but when we are living with a chronic disease it can be even more difficult. Lymphedema presents its own challenges especially at this busy time of year. The Compression Closet has come up with a few tips and tricks to help you manage this holiday season with a little more ease and grace. Continue reading