Lymphoedema: Advice on self-management and treatment
Professor Peter Mortimer FRCP, MD and Jacquelyne Todd
50pp, 210x148mm, 2007, 978-0-906584-59-0
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For the patient -- explains what lymphoedema is and provides a self-management plan that can be followed at home.
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What is lymphoedema? How does it start? Can it be cured? Will it go away by itself? Can anything be done to reduce the swelling? All too often people with lymphoedema are told that nothing can be done and that they must learn to live with it.
The purpose of this booklet is to help you become the expert in your own treatment. It shows you how to manage the condition yourself with good skin care, an appropriate pressure garment, exercise, and massage. By making the advice given here a part of your daily activity you will be able to control the swelling and its effects.
Dr Peter Mortimer is Professor of Dermatological Medicine to the University of London at St George’s and the Royal Marsden Hospitals and is internationally known for his expertise in lymphoedema. He is Chief Medical Adviser to the UK national patients’ group, the Lymphoedema Support Network.
Jacquelyne Todd is Consultant Physiotherapist in Lymphoedema at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and Course Leader in the MSc in lymphoedema practice at the University of Bradford. She has been working in this field, both clinically and in education, for fifteen years.