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January, 2019


Lymphangiosarcoma: When Lymphedema Becomes Deadly

Lymphedema, while uncomfortable and incurable, is generally not a dangerous condition to have if properly controlled. However, in a small number of untreated cases, it can become life-threatening. Lymphangiosarcoma (LAS), also called Stewart-Treves Syndrome, was first discovered in 1948 in six patients who had had mastectomies. It appeared that what had begun as a simple lymph drainage issue had, over time, become a sarcoma, a rare type of cancer. Like most cancers, nobody understands exactly how or why it occurs. However, there is obviously a significant link between this type of cancer andRead More

How and Why A Narcissist Dehumanizes their victims

Dehumanization: A Mechanism For Narcissists And Sociopaths To Mistreat Others   If you have ever experienced a narcissist or sociopath firsthand, you will have been left wondering how they can possibly treat other human beings with such little regard. Their behavior towards others is often so cold and heartless that it seems almost unbelievable, but they are able to act in such a manner because of a particular mental toolset. It probably exists primarily on an unconscious level, but this mechanism allows them to perpetrate acts of malice – borderingRead More

How and Why A Narcissist Dehumanizes their victims

Invalidation comes in many forms. It might be a case of teasing someone for their beliefs, their looks, their feelings, or the way they act in order to make them doubt themselves. This can chip away at someone’s self confidence until they are more easily persuaded and mistreated. Repeated rejection can have a similar effect on a person’s self-esteem. If the perpetrator rejects a person’s advances again and again, it lessens their confidence and convinces them that they are not the one calling the shots in a relationship. They graduallyRead More

Anti-inflammatory drug effective for treating lymphedema symptoms

Ever since Hanson was diagnosed in her teens, the only available treatment has been to wear compression garments; use the electric pump, which moves the excess fluidfrom her leg back into the bloodstream; or get massage therapy to suppress the swelling, which can occur throughout the body. She has done all of this religiously for decades. “It’s been a lot of work and a lot of burden putting the compression socks on daily,” Hanson said. “It’s hard to get them on and off. They’re tight and they’re heavy. I’ve usedRead More

Lymphedema Care During Winter Months

Bonnie Annis is a breast cancer survivor, diagnosed in 2014 with stage 2b invasive ductal carcinoma with metastasis to the lymph nodes. She is an avid photographer, freelance writer/blogger, wife, mother and grandmother. Anyone treated with surgery for breast cancer is at risk of developing lymphedema. This uncomfortable side effect usually begins with a slight, uncomfortable swelling in or around the armpit area. The condition of lymphedema can develop immediately after surgery to remove breast cancer or it can appear many months later. It may even appear years after theRead More

The 100 day challenge: what I learned

I finished the 100 day challenge in the middle of October, the day before we left for a visit to our friends in Denmark.  I’m so sorry not to have got round to writing this up sooner. To recap, this was a challenge I set myself as part of my (self-designed) programme to improve the condition of my leg affected by lymphoedema. The background is that my leg became much worse in February when Malcolm and I were away on holiday and walking around  (just exploring a city new toRead More

The Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage is a technique designed to stimulate the flow of lymph (a fluid that transports white blood cells, oxygen, and nutrients to tissues throughout the body). Also referred to as “manual lymph drainage” or “lymphatic massage”, lymphatic drainage typically involves gentle, circular movements. Since the lymph system serves as a central part of the immune system, proponents of lymphatic drainage suggest that this technique can help treat a variety of health concerns. Uses for Lymphatic Drainage Lymphatic drainage was initially developed in the 1930s by Danish physicians Emil and EstridRead More


What is the Difference in Empath, Intuitive, Psychic, Medium, and Healer? What are the differences? The definitions have become interchanged and confused. Let us take a moment to review and clarify so that you will connect with the right reader and get the most from your session. Intuitive: Intuition is a right brain process that taps into subconscious information in order to provide guidance about everyday life. Being intuitive means that you able to tap into subconscious information in order to receive guidance about your everyday life. Intuition can beRead More

Lymphedema Therapy Now Available At Baptist Health-Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. (Feb. 11, 2019) – Nancy Damrah, an occupational and hand therapist at Baptist Health Therapy Center-Fort Smith, recently became certified in lymphedema therapy. Damrah, OTR/L, CLT, obtained her new certification through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, allowing her to treat patients in our community who suffer from a potentially devastating illness that currently has no cure. Lymphedema is a buildup of fluid in areas like the head, neck, abdomen, or limbs. It often occurs after cancer treatments, such as the surgical removal of lymph nodes, aRead More

Global Pneumatic Compression Devices for Lymphedema Market 2019

    The global Pneumatic Compression Devices for Lymphedema market presents a profound evaluation of basic elements of Pneumatic Compression Devices for Lymphedema industry such as production scale and profit generation. Market driving factors, newly adopted technologies, latest business methodologies have been discussed in this report. The report also forecasts the potential of the market and reviews thorough analysis of vital segments and regional markets. The report includes essential detailing of vital facets of global Pneumatic Compression Devices for Lymphedema market which includes leading market players along with their profilesRead More