How does a lymphedema pump work?

How does a lymphedema pump work?

Pneumatic compression pumps are devices that help move fluid out of an area of the body that has excess fluid. The pump applies light pressure starting at the furthest point out of the body and gently squeezes towards the center of the body. This can be applied to any swollen area that is being treated.

What is a lymphedema machine?

A pneumatic compression device for lymphedema consists of an air pump and a sleeve that fits over your extremity, typically your legs or arms. As air pressure is applied by the device, your limb experiences gentle changes in fluid movement for an overall therapeutic benefit.

What does a sequential circulator do?

Product Description: Model SC-2004 Sequential Circulator is a gradient, sequential, pneumatic compression device, intended for the primary or adjunctive treatment of primary or secondary Lymphedema.

What is a pneumatic compression pump?

Pneumatic compression pumps consist of pneumatic cuffs connected to a pump. They use compressed air to apply pressure to the affected limb. The intention is to force excess lymph fluid out of the limb and into central body compartments in which lymphatic drainage should be preserved.

Does lymphedema ever go away?

There’s no cure for lymphedema. Treatment focuses on reducing the swelling and preventing complications.

What is IPC knee?

What is an intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) device? Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices are inflatable sleeves that you wear on your calves (lower legs). Healthcare providers most often prescribe them while you are in the hospital. The sleeves inflate every 20 to 60 seconds, then deflate.

What is an extremity pump?

The objective of using an extremity pump is to increase external pressure to an area, thereby encouraging fluid redistribution or excretion. There are several types of compression devices which may be applied to the entire limb like a stocking or glove, or to a portion of it like a sleeve.

What triggers lymphedema?

The most common causes of lymphedema include: Cancer. If cancer cells block lymph vessels, lymphedema may result. For instance, a tumor growing near a lymph node or lymph vessel could enlarge enough to block the flow of the lymph fluid.

How do you tell if your lymphatic system is blocked?

Here are the 19 symptoms of a clogged immune system:

  1. Swelling in your fingers (rings fitting more tightly?)
  2. Feeling stiff and sore when you wake up in the morning.
  3. Cold hands and feet.
  4. Brain fog.
  5. Chronic fatigue.
  6. Depression.
  7. Bloating.
  8. Excess weight.

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