Continuous swelling or swollen areas mean the body is in lymphatic distress and it is highly recommended that you do not leave it, but rather seek treatment or advice to prevent further problems arising.
Swollen, sore, painful breasts, armpit or chest
Do you suffer from a continuous swelling or unexplained pain of the breast, armpit or chest area? Whilst working with breast cancer patients, their histories concluded they had suffered continuous problems with their breasts over many years and is why we are introducing Breast Wise®.
The sooner you receive advice or treatment the easier it is to remove the fluid that is causing the natural but painful swelling. Please note there is no medical diagnosis or advice given.
Do you suffer from a continuous swelling of the ankles or puffy feet and ankles? Have you had them all your life or have they suddenly appeared? Have you asked your GP for any diagnosis and that there are not any underlying conditions? This is often a warning sign and usually an indicator of lymphatic problems that will arise later. The sooner you receive treatment the easier it is to remove the fluid that is causing the swelling. You will need to have had it checked by your GP before treatment can commence.
Most `cankles` are slow to develop and are a result of impaired lymph flow through the abdomen when combined with a sedentary lifestyle. If your abdomen rests on your lap when sitting this stops the flow of fluid up your legs from your feet causing the `cankle` appearance.
Reduce abdominal fluid and swelling
We are now warned bowel cancer is on the increase and swollen stomachs may hide it. You can carry up to 40 litres or 70 pints of excess waste fluid in and around the abdomen and although not a medical condition it is usually a sign of ill health.
The lymph nodes within the abdominal area are there to collect, filter, and clean waste from the intestines and lower body. Therefore, maintaining a good posture and regular abdominal exercises are essential to keep the correct muscular movement of the lymphatics that surround the large intestine and this is necessary to improve waste removal and lymphatic function.
After cellulitis infection has receded, it is important to remove any residual swelling to prevent further lymphatic deterioration with hardening of the surrounding tissue area.
Left to harden it can lead to pain with restricted movement and joint problems, particularly when around the ankles or arm, hardened swelling is more likely to also cause the infection to happen again. Most cellulitis infections are caused by bacteria that live on the surface of the skin. It enters through broken skin or an immune system that is compromised in any way. The bacteria enter directly into the blood and the lymphatic system which causes redness, heat, and painful swelling with a general feeling of being unwell. Immediate antibiotic treatment is necessary, but it can lead to fever and hospitalization.
Post-operative swelling and recovery issues?
We are aware of how important it is to remove post-operative swelling, especially if it will not go away and you feel you've tried everything.
Swelling that stays around can often cause stiffness and be problematic, months or even years later, and this is due to the hardening of the lymphatic fluid in the area. It can, however, be softened and therefore the swelling is reduced giving mobility and movement back.
The disruption of lymphatic pathways and removal of lymph nodes can leave residual swelling from post-cancer treatment and when left untreated will usually develop into the condition known as lymphoedema of which one in five patients suffer. If you also suffer limited mobility which is essential for optimum lymphatic flow, you are more likely to suffer from lymphoedema or you may suddenly develop lymphoedema for no apparent reason.
Early treatment of mild swelling is paramount and can give you extraordinary longer-term results to reverse and manage signs of lymphoedema. Early treatment for mild oedema or swelling post-cancer can also help reduce the worsening symptoms of lymphoedema and UKLC has proven with breast cancer aftercare and Lymphatic Pressure Therapy.