The lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of protein-rich fluid which usually causes chronic inflammation and reactive fibrosis of the affected tissues.
It can be primary (abnormal at birth) or secondary (post cancer surgery and radiation, trauma, obesity…)
The Complete Decongestive Therapy aims to reduce the swelling and is divided into four parts:
- Manual lymph drainage
- Compression bandaging
- Skin and nail care and instructions in self-care
In addition to two other components: patient education and weight management.
We are the only center in Lebanon accredited to give this treatment from Klose training – USA and Földi Clinic – Germany.