Helping Patients Get Around The Swelling Of Lymphedema

UPMC uses L-Dex device to catch lymphedema before swelling becomes obvious.

Topics:  l-dex   swelling   lymphedema   
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  • swollen
    swol·len (swō′lən) v. A past participle of swell . adj. 1. Expanded by or as if by internal pressure; distended: a swollen toe. 2. Overblown; bombastic: swollen ...
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  • Swelling
    Swelling (edema) is a build-up of water in the tissues. Common causes include salt and water retention (due to medicines or heart, liver, or kidney failure), poor ...
    04/12/2014 - 12:19 pm | View Website
  • Swollen Legs | Doctor |
    Leg swelling must never be assumed to be due to peripheral oedema. A definite diagnosis of the underlying cause must be made and a careful history and...
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  • Goitre (Thyroid Swelling) | Health |
    A goitre is an enlarged thyroid gland. A goitre can mean that all the thyroid gland is swollen or enlarged, or one or more swellings or lumps develop in a part or ...
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  • swelling
    swell·ing (swĕl′ĭng) n. 1. The state of being swollen. 2. Something swollen, especially an abnormally swollen body part or area. swelling ( ˈswɛlɪŋ ) n 1 ...
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