Compression therapy aims to increase venous and lymphatic fluid
in the limb through the utilization of an external force (exerted by compression products).
It is characterized by swelling due to abnormal transport of lymphatic fluid
and thickening or hardening of the skin in affected areas.
Hydrocele, swelling of the testicle, is caused due to the accumulation of the lymphatic fluid
in the scrotum.
Lymph nodes filter lymphatic fluid
that flows from the body s tissues.
lymphatic rosary), were also significant as poor movement of lymphatic fluid
around the body may contribute to generalised fluid retention (Miller 2008).
As a result, lymphatic fluid
may accumulate in the skin, producing swelling that can be uncomfortable or, in some cases, debilitating.
The main function of the lymph nodes is filtering the lymphatic fluid
, thus trapping viruses, bacteria and other foreign materials that could be found in lymph fluids.
Lymphatic malformations, also known as lymphangiomas, are composed of dysplastic vesicles or pouches filled with lymphatic fluid
On the other hand, avoiding activity of the affected limb may lead to poor lymphatic clearance and, hence, stasis of the lymphatic fluid
in the affected limb .
Ironically, the time when you're most in need of feel-good treatments, things like massages are off-limits because they can stimulate the flow of lymphatic fluid
and may cause cancers to spread through the body, or metastasise.
Pete then spent weeks going between hospitals and the consulting rooms where lymphatic fluid
was drained from his underarm.
Spend a few minutes every night draining the lymphatic fluid
away using your index finger to perform five sweeping motions from under the eye to the ear," says Georgia.