Bedfordshire Lymphoedema offers both long-term and short-term bespoke Lymphoedema Treatment packages.
We take referrals from GPs, consultants and other Healthcare Professionals.
Lymphoedema is when there is an increase in protein rich fluids and is caused either by a mechanical problem (usually you are born with this kind of issue) or treatment, injury or illness (most commonly known as secondary lymphoedema). Most Lymphoedema is caused by the latter.
Lymphoedema presents as a persistent or worsening swelling. With signs like clothes getting tighter with indentations from trousers or bras. There might be heaviness, heat or tingling in one or both of your arms/ legs, or in some cases abdomen. These are some of the early symptoms. Any unexplained swelling should be assessed by your GP.
Being diagnosed with Lymphoedema can be bewildering and frightening. Despite there not being a cure yet, the aim is for symptoms to be controlled using a variety of “tools”. And many people go on to lead very fulfilling lives.
There are wraps,kinesiology taping, compression garments/ hosiery, manual lymphatic drainage (or self-lymph drainage), a good skin care regime, good diet, weight management and exercise.
We have recently introduced The WaveStone as another tool to help with mild to moderate Lymphoedema.
The Wavestone is made out of white jade that is made to contour the body. The stones can be used hot or cold. Using the stones in conjunction with Manual Lymphatic Drainage can be beneficial for the lymphatic and circulatory system.
All these tools help to improve symptoms and therefore quality of life.
Bedfordshire Lymphoedema aims to make your life more for filling and your Lymphoedema journey a lot smoother.