Therapy of lymph vessel diseases

Diseases of the lymph vessels may be congenital or acquired. Acquired lymph drainage disorders can be caused by Infections, injuries, or even operations. The consequence is a very strong swelling of the dependent body part, often the arm or the leg.

The most important component of the treatment is the manual lymph drainage to improve the lymph circulation in the affected lymph vessel. Subsequently, a compression treatment with special bandages and individually adapted compression stockings or pantyhose is necessary. In patients with a very persistent, decompensated lymphodeme, the decongestion therapy may be necessary twice a day. In addition to the mentioned above, there are so-called lymphomats, which the patient can use at home, if the payer approves this. Inpatient treatment is necessary only in severe cases with inflammation or extensive ulcers.