How Do Compression Garments Treat Lymphedema?

Q:
How do compression garments treat lymphedema?

A:
Compression garments put pressure on the hand, arm or trunk to stimulate lymph fluid flow in the right direction.

Parts of the garment can include:

  • A finger-less glove or gauntlet for the hand
  • A sleeve for the arm
  • A vest for the trunk

If you have mild lymphedema, the garment can be a useful treatment.

It is recommended to have your garment fitted by someone professional or with experience. If it is fitted inappropriately, your lymphedema may worsen.

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