An estimated 10 million Americans live with Lymphdema – more than the combined total of Americans living with ALS, AIDs, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, and Muscular Dystrophy. Yet, the disease remains little known amongst the general population, and often misunderstood within the medical community.
Researchers in Finland make groundbreaking discovery of how gene mutations cause primary Lymphedema, providing hope for early diagnosis and treatment.
Premiering in 2018, Wisconsin's first and only Lymphedema conference for Lymphedema survivors, their supporters, and the healthcare community, all under one roof. Providing unprecedented direct access to noted Lymphedema experts, and national manufacturers of Lymphedema products.
Wisconsin's first and only financial aid program helping Lymphedema survivors obtain their medically needed compression garments.
Wisconsin's first and only award recognizing excellence in Lymphedema advocacy.
Thanks to Amanda Sharon at 91.1 The Avenue Radio for talking to us about the November 23 Lymphedema conference!
Jennifer sits down with Hayley Tenpas of WHBY to talk about "All Things Lymphedema"
Helpful information for Lymphedema survivors, including tips and best practices for protecting yourself, from the Lymphie Life website.
From the Lymphoedema Support Network - UK, important information and guidelines for the Lymphedema community.
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With nearly 10 million Americans living with Lymphedema, chances are you probably know someone who is affected by this incurable, life-threatening disease.
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The chronic pain and disfigurement commonly associated with Lymphedema can have devastating effects on Lymphedema survivors. HEW is committed to encouraging people affected by Lymphedema, through our new and innovative programs and services:
Read more about HEW's new and innovative work on behalf of Lymphedema survivors. Come and join us in our mission - we need your help!
Help to empower those affected by Lymphedema, by learning how to advocate on their behalf. For more information https://lymphaticnetwork.org/wld/
Categories of Lymphedema
The turquoise butterfly is the international symbol for Lymphedema.
Treatment of Lymphedema should be provided by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), who has undergone specialized training in Lymphedema care.
Currently, many policies, including Medicare, do not cover the medically- necessary compression supplies used daily in lymphedema treatment. As a result, many patients who cannot afford compression supplies suffer from recurrent infections, progressive degradation in their condition and eventual disability.
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