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Therapy for edema and lymphedema
Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body’s tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body. This swelling may be caused by disease (such as congestive heart failure, kidney disease and thyroid disorders), a birth defect, surgery, cancer treatment or other problems.
Lymphedema is swelling caused by a build-up of lymph fluid in the body. The lymph system (lymphatic vessels) filters and drains excess fluid in your body. If the lymph system is damaged, the fluid builds up and causes swelling. Lymphedema is recognized as a complication following cancer treatment; however, it can develop from edema that is not managed. In rare instances, a person is born with a challenged lymphatic system.
There are many types of edema. Four most common types of edema are:
- Peripheral edema: Affects the feet, ankles, legs, hands and arms.
- Pulmonary edema: Excess fluid in the lungs, making breathing difficult.
- Cerebral edema: Occurs in the brain.
- Macular edema: A serious complication of diabetic retinopathy.
Prevea’s certified lymphedema therapists are physical and occupational therapists with advanced training in edema treatment. We can effectively treat your edema and work with you to establish a home care program.
Cash pay is available
No referral needed
Physical and occupational therapy
- Decrease swelling
- Improve function
- Improve body image
- Prevent or reduce risk of infection
- Reduce or eliminate pain