Information on Lymphedema

Please take a moment to review The Compression Closet articles below to learn more about lymphedema.

 

Lymphedema Information

Koya Dayspring Therapy

koya pumpsSO MUCH MORE THAN JUST COMPRESSION FOR LYMPHEDEMA

Have you checked out our lymphedema resource page yet? We want our website to be more than just a place to purchase compression garments for lymphedema. Specifically, we are creating a go-to place for all things lymphedema, including garments and informational articles to resources for those dealing with lymph disorders.

Are you looking for more information, resources, and connections? Under the Lymphedema Blog tab, you will find informative articles to help you better navigate the world of lymphedema. Under the Lymphedema Resource button, you will find connections to some fabulous products and people serving the lymphedema Community. New to our Resource Page is Koya Dayspring Therapy. A unique and innovative way to receive therapy while remaining active. Continue reading

Lymphedema & Compression Garments

LEARNING ABOUT LYMPHEDEMA

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When I first got into this business of medical supplies, I did not know what lymphedema was. However, after hearing countless stories about the swelling after cancer surgeries, I quickly learned about lymphedema. My heart went out to these people who had conquered cancer only to be left with a chronic condition. Surprisingly most were as clueless as I was initially. Then to add insult to injury, the insurance company would not pay for the compression garments they needed to manage their lymphedema. Continue reading

5 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR BODY WITH LYMPHEDEMA

LOVING & APPRECIATING YOUR BODY WITH LYMPHEDEMAlove your body with lymphedema

In the world of chronic illness, such as lymphedema and lipedema, learning to manage grief and find acceptance of a body can be challenging. Cultivating self-compassion and care can make all the difference. Here are five ways to help you love your body with lymphedema, even on its most difficult days. Continue reading

THE WEAR EASE SLIMMER CAMISOLE

COOL & COMFORTABLE COMPRESSION FOR SUMMERWear Ease Slimmer

Summer is here and the weather is getting warmer. Are you looking for cool, comfortable compression for your upper body? Why not try the Wear Ease Slimmer Camisole? Not only does this garment provide good compression for your upper body, it’s also stylish, cool and comfortable. The Slimmer comes in a variety of colors, making it fun to wear alone as a camisole or for stylish layering. Continue reading

Lipedema or Obesity?

WHY ARE MY LEGS SO FAT?

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Do your legs seem disproportionately large compared to the rest of your body? If you bent over at the waist would your bottom half be significantly larger than the top half of your body? Do you have what some people would call a pear-shaped figure? Are your legs thick and column-like without much definition at the knees? Do your feet appear normal size, like the weight stops at your ankles? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a disease called lipedema. Even though lipedema affects 11% of the adult female population in the US, it is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Continue reading

NEW RESOURCES [Lymph Motion Mitt]

MUCH MORE THAN JUST COMPRESSION FOR LYMPHEDEMA

Abby Malefort Lymph Motion
Abby Malefort Lymph Motion

Have you checked out our lymphedema resource page yet? We want our website to be so much more than just a place to purchase great compression garments for lymphedema. Specifically, we are creating a go to place for all things lymphedema, from garments to informational articles to resources for those dealing with lymph disorders.

Are you looking for more information, resources and connections? Under the Lymphedema Blog tab you will find informative articles to help you better navigate the world of lymphedema. Under the Lymphedema Resource button you will find connections to some fabulous products and people serving the lymphedema Community. New to our Resource Page is Abby Malport with her Lymph Motion Mitt. 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

NOW AVAILABLE – CUSTOM COMPRESSION GARMENTS

Juzo Custom Compression
Juzo arm sleeve

INTRODUCING CUSTOM COMPRESSION GARMENTS

We have been measuring and ordering custom compression garments at The Compression Closet for many years. However, we have never had that option on our website, until now.  After having more requests for such garments, we determined it was time to add this option for our therapists’ convenience. There are many wonderful over-the-counter compression garments that work well for lymphedema. However, in some cases, nothing will work as well as a custom flat knit garment for lymphedema. Continue reading

PURE NIGHT

COMPRESSION THERAPY RE-IMAGINED!Pure Night

I am very excited to introduce Pure Night to The Compression Closet. This innovative nighttime compression garment is like no other. Pure Night is both an effective and comfortable way to manage lymphedema while sleeping. Flat-knit technology distributes gradient pressure with breathable microfiber filling where it’s needed most. Pure Night is a mechanically-structured nighttime garment tailored to each patient’s gradient pressure needs. No more wrapping and no more guessing. Just pure, reliable, comfortable nighttime compression. Continue reading

Lymphedema & Work [12 Tips to Improve Your Work Environment!]

lymphedema and workLymphedema & Work [12 Tips to Improve Your Work Environment!]

Working with lymphedema can have challenges of its own. Some work environments are not lymphedema-friendly. Furthermore, they can have a negative effect on your ability to work. Limited mobility, time-consuming therapy regimens, pain and psychological stress can all affect job performance. Work can also play a negative effect on your lymphedema, especially if it involves heavy lifting, repetitive movement, sitting or standing for long periods of time. Continue reading