ANDREA/ANDREW COMPRESSION SHIRT
The Compression Closet is adding a new award-winning compression shirt, designed to address lymphedema and edema in the torso, chest and upper arms. Breast surgery and radiation can damage lymph nodes and vessels that lymph moves through, which may lead to lymphedema. Swelling can develop in the breast or torso as a side effect. The Andrea/Andrew shirt is ideal for managing swelling in the chest and torso. Use in combination with Juzo’s Soft Compression sleeve, as well as Juzo’s seamless glove for complete compression coverage of the arm and chest wall and torso.
Foam pads sewn into the garment provide extra compression and coverage for the axilla. The Andrea/Andrew shirt is available with pads sewn into both sides, the affected side, or with no pad at all if you choose. These sewn in pads provide extra compression for the lateral chest wall and under the axilla.
Sewn in pads eliminate the hassle of keeping the pads from moving and shifting. However, if you want a chip pad that provides more coverage, the JoviPak post lumpectomy pad as well as the Solaris Breast Swell Spot work with this garment, as well.
DESIGNED FOR COMFORT
Made in the United States with quality and care, the Andrea/Andrew shirt is constructed with a double layer of four way stretch fabric. Breathable and with a moisture management power mesh, this fabric is both effective and comfortable. The garment is also cut high under the arm for maximum compression on the axilla. Seamless body contact inside and out prevent irritation to sensitive areas. Unlike some compression for the torso and chest, this garment features a front zipper. A hook and eye spacer placket underneath also protects the skin from the zipper. Therefore, you do not have to step into this garment to get it on.
MILD EFFECTIVE COMPRESSION
The level of compression provided by the garment depends on individual fit. However, Wear Ease products are made to fit different shapes and sizes of torsos. Therefore a snug and comfortable fit will result in a mild compression of 10-16 mmHg. Choose the smallest sizing you can fit comfortably into. This will give you a snug fit and good compression. Remember that compression should always be snug and comfortable, never painful.
HME Business, the top business management media resource for HME (home medical equipment) professionals, awarded the Andrea Shirt the best in Women’s Health Products in 2019. These awards honor outstanding product development achievements by HME manufacturers and service providers, and are a testament to the quality and innovation of the garment.
Wear Ease designs products for recovery from surgery and related side effects of lymphedema, edema and limited mobility. A certified woman owned business, all products are proudly designed and made by women in the USA.
CARE OF THE ANDREA COMPRESSION SHIRT
Care instructions: Wash garments every day or every second day. In addition to cleaning the garment, washing allows the yarns to realign after being stretched during wear. Therefore, washing helps to maintain the optimal compression. Machine wash on a gentle cycle in cold water. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Hang to dry.
Fabric content: Double layer of power mesh (83% nylon and 17% lycra). Latex free.