Gut Lymphatics
Jean LaMantia
by Jean LaMantia
2d ago
This blog is not meant to diagnose or treat conditions. References are contained at the bottom of the article . What is the Gut? What are the Gut Lymphatics? Why Care About the Gut? Components of the Gut Lymphatics The Villi The Lacteals and Collecting Lymphatics The Microbiota Probiotics Prebiotics Snybiotics The Villi, Lacteals and Microbiota How to Have Healthy Gut Lymphatics Bottom Line on Gut Lymphatics References for Gut Lymphatics What is the Gut? The gut is the common word for the lower gastrointestinal tract or GI tract specifically, the intestines. There are a small and lar ..read more
Visit website
Serrapeptase for Lymphedema and Lipedema
Jean LaMantia
by Jean LaMantia
1M ago
I want to address the use of the supplement serrapeptase for treating lymphedema and lipedema. But first, let’s start with some definitions. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases What is Lipedema? What is Serrapeptase? What Does Serrapeptase Do? Anti-Inflammatory Actions of Serrapeptase Anti-Fibrosis Actions of Serrapeptase Anti-Infection Actions of Serrapeptase Other Actions of Serrapeptase Precautions for Serrapeptase Should I Try Serrapeptase for my Lymphedema or Lipedema? Bottom Line of Serrapeptase for Lymphedema and Lipedema For Patients Handout References for Serr ..read more
Visit website
Leg Compression Product Review
Jean LaMantia
by Jean LaMantia
2M ago
I’ve asked one of my Lymphedema Nutrition School graduates to review a new leg compression option, to give you information to help you decide if it might be right for you.  Meet the Reviewer LW is a 66 year old man with leg and torso lymphedema resulting from surgery for his prostate cancer. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, over 24,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in a year (based on 2022 data)(1). In America, prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in men (melanoma is the first) with over 240,000 men diagnosed in a year (2023 data)(2). While not ..read more
Visit website
Risk Factors for Lymphedema
Jean LaMantia
by Jean LaMantia
10M ago
Lymphedema is a chronic and progressive swelling condition. While some people are either born with it or develop it without a triggering event, many people develop lymphedema as a result of cancer treatment. Is there a way to reduce the risk factors for lymphedema after cancer treatment? Yes, there appears to be risk factors for lymphedema which you can modify. This blog post will review those risk factors, but does not constitute medical advice. I’ll be reviewing both modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. Surgical Risk Factors Sentinel Node Biopsy vs Lymph Node Dissection Prophylac ..read more
Visit website
Edema vs Lymphedema
Jean LaMantia
by Jean LaMantia
11M ago
When it comes to swelling…what’s the difference between lymphedema vs edema? That’s what this blog post will explore. This post is not meant to diagnose or treat any condition and does not replace an assessment from a qualified health practitioner. What is Edema? Differences between Edema and Lymphedema Causes of Edema vs Lymphedema Locations of Edema vs Lymphedema Contents of Edema vs Lymphedema Diagnosis of Edema vs Lymphedema Family History Personal Medical History Physical Exam Genetic Testing Ultrasound ICG Lymphography Lymphoscintigraphy Treatment of Edema vs Lymphedema Nutrition ..read more
Visit website
Probiotics for Lymphedema
Jean LaMantia
by Jean LaMantia
1y ago
Should you use probiotics to help manage your lymphedema? That is the question that this blog will explore. Lymphedema is a chronic swelling condition. It can be primary or secondary, which means it can either be present as it’s own condition or be a side-effect from another condition. Examples of secondary lymphedema include phlebolymphedema, lipo-lymphedema or lymphedema that occurs as a result of cancer treatment. Are there any natural products to treat lymphedema? This blog post will address probiotics, probiotics and synbiotics for lymphedema. I won’t address herbs and selenium as I have ..read more
Visit website
Pumps for Lymphedema
Jean LaMantia
by Adie MacKenzie
1y ago
This blog on pumps for lymphedema is not meant to replace an individualized assessment and instruction by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. If you have lymphedema, find out from your professional if a lymphatic pump is right for you. If you don’t have a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, then use this list of lymphedema resources to find one in your area. This guest blog is written by Adie MacKenzie, Certified Lymphedema Therapist. See her bio and contact information below. What is a Lymphedema Pump? Lymphedema pumps, are also knows as lymphatic pumps, arm pumps, legs pumps, lymphedema machines ..read more
Visit website
Lymphedema Diet
Jean LaMantia
by Jean LaMantia
1y ago
Before I can talk about the lymphedema diet, or as it’s spelled in the U.K. lymphoedema diet…I want to begin with a quick background. What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is a troubling condition of chronic swelling that can either be primary or secondary. In the case of primary lymphedema it can affect babies, children and adults. It tends to affect women more than men and the onset can be around times of hormonal change. Secondary lymphedema is the results of surgery, infections, cancer treatment or other sources of damage to the lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes. Both types of lymphedema have a we ..read more
Visit website
Phlebolymphedema
Jean LaMantia
by Jean LaMantia
1y ago
Phlebolymphedema is a combination of venous insufficiency and lymphedema. Like many medical terms phlebolymphedema is a compound word of phlebo (vein) +  lymph (protein rich fluid) + edema (pooling). So it is a combination of faulty veins leading to pooling of lymph fluid,  resulting in a swelling of the lower legs. This blog post is not medical advice, please consult a health professional. How does Phlebolymphedema Form? What Are the Symptoms of Phlebolymphedema? Lymphedema vs Venous Insufficiency How Do You Diagnose Phlebolymphedema? What Causes Phlebolymedema? Why Do Wounds Ofte ..read more
Visit website
Stemmer Sign
Jean LaMantia
by Jean LaMantia
1y ago
The Stemmer Sign is a non-invasive, quick test used in the diagnosis of lymphedema. Lymphedema is a chronic swelling condition that can either be primary – (you are born with it, or it develops without injury), or secondary – it develops as a result of surgery or injury. Secondary lymphedema is often seen after cancer treatment and the more lymph nodes that are removed during cancer surgery, the greater the risk of developing lymphedema (Gillespie, 2018). While it is getting better, getting a diagnosis for lymphedema can be a challenge. It’s unfortunately common that someone with lymphedema ca ..read more
Visit website

Follow Jean LaMantia on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR