Currently there is no known cure for Lipedema however, there are a number of therapies to decrease and manage symptoms. The chances of having success with these therapies are much greater when diagnosis is early.
Lipedema treatments will have a complete decongestive phase (CTD), which is a process using massage techniques, exercise, compression, and sometimes additional skin care techniques.
There is no cure for lymphedema, and it is a condition that worsens over time. The outlook will depend to some extent on the severity of symptoms.
However, following a healthful lifestyle, including a balanced diet and movement or exercise can help reduce fluid buildup and stimulate the flow of lymph.
The medical treatment of lymphedema involves two phases: reduction therapy which focuses on actively decreasing the swelling and maintenance therapy which is used to maintain or keep the reduced size gained in the reduction phase.
Reduction therapy involves aggressive wrapping of the limb with compression bandages sometime of a stiff material or sometimes with elastic material or a combination of both.
Spider and Varicose Veins Treatment
Veins that are cosmetically unappealing or cause pain or other symptoms are prime candidates for treatment.
There are two general treatment options: conservative measures, such as compression stockings or herbal remedies, and corrective measures such as sclerotherapy, surgery and light source/laser treatment. In some cases, a combination of treatment methods works best.
A number of factors go into determining the right treatment for you, including your desired outcomes and the severity of your condition. It’s important to discuss your treatment options with a vein care specialist.
Peripheral Artery Disease Treatment
Treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease.
Treatment is based on your signs and symptoms, risk factors, and the results of physical exams and tests. In most cases, lifestyle changes, exercise and claudication medications are enough to slow the progression or even reverse the symptoms of PAD.
Treatment may slow or stop the progression of the disease and reduce the risk of complications. However without treatment, PAD may result in serious tissue damage, severe leg pain, amputation, and even death. Which is why it is very imperative if you feel you may have PAD see a doctor immediately.
Contact Us for Treatment Options
Alabama Vascular & Lymphatic Specialists provides the most comprehensive, progressive, and personal care available for venous disorders in the state of Alabama.
When you visit us you’ll be in caring hands. We will recommend the most suitable and minimally invasive procedures, the most effective treatment plan, and compassionate care with minimal recovery times.
Our team of health care providers, board certified doctors, and vascular surgeons have the most qualified experience providing diagnoses, treatment, and support for patients.