Lymphedema compression garments are suits that are especially made for people with lymphedema condition. To such people, wearing compression garments is particularly important especially when performing exercise. If you have not known yet, lymphedema is a kind of disease where lymphatic fluids tend to accumulate in certain parts of the body which have been affected by the condition.
The build up of fluids then causes the affected section of the body to swell up. Some common areas that tend to be affected are the arms, legs and even the feet. To prevent such problem from exaggerating further especially in severe cases, lymphedema compression garments are used and worn during exercise where the increased blood flow resulted from the exercise could increase the lymph load.
Also, in order to prevent the fluids from building up, these fluids would have to be moved away. This can be achieved by simply wearing a the specially designed compression garment. The pressure and force exerted from the compression garment can be used to force the fluids to move away from the lymph vessels and with increased circulation of the lymph, swelling of the limb is then prevented.
Lymphedema Compression Garments
Lymphedema compression garments come in many types and forms such as compression gauntlets, bandages, stockings, pantyhose, arm sleeves and so on. When wearing lymphedema compression garments however, it is very important to ensure that the suit does not lose its elasticity and compression ability as a loose garment would not have enough pressure or force to compress against the lymph vessels.
Therefore, it is vital that you obtain good quality garments for optimal results. A cheap and low quality suit will lose its elasticity or its spring over several washes and over time, it may cost you even more to replace your loose lymphedema compression garments with new ones every several months or so. So choose wisely and get one that is of good quality is essential. Read also about body compression garments for women here.