Why See a Vein Specialist for Lymphedema

lymphedemaYou might think that a vein specialist couldn’t be much help with a condition with the word “lymph” in it, yet a vascular specialist might be exactly what you need to treat lymphedema. Surprise! Because of the natural partnership between your lymphatic and circulatory systems, a vascular expert may be precisely what you need. Find out what makes vein specialists the ideal choice for chronic lymphedema.

What Is Lymphedema, and What Causes It?

Lymphedema, as the name implies, is a chronic condition represented by swelling (typically in the arms or legs) due to an accumulation of lymph fluid. This critical, protein-rich fluid carries white blood cells and waste away from your tissues by means of the lymphatic system. When the system gets blocked or damaged, fluid accumulates, resulting in telltale swelling of the circulatory system. Vascular specialists work closely with the lymphatic system to manage the flow and circulation of necessary components to keep our bodies healthy and happy.

What Are the Symptoms of Lymphedema?

Aside from the primary symptom of swelling, typically in the arms or legs, patients struggling with lymphedema often experience:

  • Tightness or a feeling of heaviness in the affected limbs
  • Perpetual achiness or discomfort
  • Range of motion restriction
  • Fibrosis: thickening and hardening of the skin
  • Recurrent infections in the targeted limbs

How a Vein Specialist Can Help Treat Lymphedema

Vein specialists are well-suited to treat lymphedema thanks to their comprehensive understanding of the circulatory system, which includes the venous and lymphatic systems. Their expertise lies in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting both blood and lymph flow. Many patients with lymphedema in the legs struggle to get blood to return to the heart effectively, exacerbating lymphatic symptoms. Vein specialists offer a holistic approach to treatment that can benefit both lymphedema and venous insufficiency concurrently while developing a personalized treatment plan.

Are You Ready to Explore Lymphedema Treatment?

You need not suffer any longer. Find out what options are best suited for your lymphedema by visiting the Fort Worth Vein Center in Fort Worth, TX. Call 817-536-9600 or contact us here to schedule an appointment to get started.

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