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

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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