Hello DxD community! I’m Veronica Yap. I’ll be replying to all your comments on Wednesday, 19th December.
Background: I've been a medical healthcare specialist for almost 20 years, and I am now certified in a number of notable areas associated with Lymphatic Disorders.
We all have a lymphatic system in our bodies. It’s a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials. This is how our body keep the our fluids in balance and defending us against diseases.
For people with lymphatic disorders, this system becomes blocked and stops functioning normally. When that happens, fluid builds up in your tissue spaces between your muscles and skin. The result of this is chronic swelling. This condition is called Lymphoedema.
If you leave it untreated, it can lead to other complications! While there are no complete cures available in standard medical practice, my team and I have developed a range of integrated therapies that consistently and effectively relieves our patients symptoms.
Through this AMA, I hope to raise more awareness on lymphoedema because early detection and management yields the best outcomes.
Leave a comment below asking me anything you want to learn about lymphoedema, e.g. :
- What causes lymphoedema
- Who is most at risk
- Symptoms of lymphoedema
- Lymphoedema treatment options
- How does massage help
- Are there activities that someone with lymphoedema should avoid
- Tips and tricks for lymphoedema patients
- How to choose the best compression garments for yourself