Empowering strategies to improve lymphedema with therapeutic exercises and supporting recipes.
Lymphedema treatment is an expanding topic on a condition that has been historically misunderstood and underdiagnosed. The condition is characterized by fluid retention and chronic swelling that significantly impacts the daily lives of approximately 10 million North Americans. It can be caused by infection, injury or genetic disorder and may occur as a complication of cancer treatment.
In The Complete Lymphedema Management and Nutrition Guide, physiotherapist Ann DiMenna and dietitian Jean LaMantia share their expert knowledge of the condition, explaining its link with diet and exercise. Together they offer lifestyle adjustments and self-management strategies that may help those living with lymphedema gain control of their conditions, lessen their symptoms and improve the overall quality of their lives.
This is an essential guide for anyone experiencing symptoms of lymphedema. The book includes expert information on underlying causes, symptoms, effective treatments and therapeutic exercises supported by both clinical and scientific research. It offers a friendly, easy-to-understand approach with step-by-step photographs and illustrations along with supplementary videos hosted on the authors' site. It also delivers over fifty recipes to support an anti-inflammatory diet characterized by low sodium, low fat, adequate fluid and sufficient protein.
|Publisher:||Rose, Robert Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Jean LaMantia, RD, is a registered dietitian, cancer survivor and bestselling author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook. She provides nutrition counseling and leads nutrition seminars in her private practice.
Ann DiMenna, PT, CDT (Complete Decongestive Therapist) is a trained physiotherapist with extensive years of clinical experience, including private practice, inpatient hospital and home care. She is an active member of the Lymphedema Association of Ontario and a regular attendee of conferences on lymphedema.
Table of Contents
Foreword Dr. Ewa Szumacher 8
Preface Jean LaMantia 10
Introduction Ann DiMenna 12
Part 1 Understanding Lymphedema
Chapter 1 The Lymphatic System and Lymphedema 16
Chapter 2 Lymphedema Risk Reduction 31
Part 2 Self-Care For Lymphedema
Chapter 3 Skin Care 40
Chapter 4 Manual Lymphatic Drainage 48
Chapter 5 Multilayer Compression Bandaging 60
Chapter 6 Compression Garments 76
Chapter 7 Pneumatic Compression Pumps 90
Chapter 8 Exercise and Lymphedema 94
Chapter 9 Lymphatic Taping 114
Part 3 Nutrition For Lymphedema
Chapter 10 Body Weight and Lymphedema 126
Chapter 11 Lymphatics and the Digestion of Dietary Fats 142
Chapter 12 Reducing Chronic Inflammation 155
Chapter 13 Fluid, Protein and Sodium 164
Chapter 14 Supplements 172
Chapter 15 Meal Planning 177
Part 4 Recipes For Lymphedema
About the Nutritional Analyses 184
Appetizers, Salads and Dressings 185
Soups and Chilis 203
Mains and Sides 213
Sauces, Dips and Drinks 229
Appendix 1 pH Levels of Skin Care Products 241
Appendix 2 BMI Table 244
Appendix 3 Supplement Descriptions, Claims and Evidence 245
Before and After Treatment 270
Living with Lymphedema: Personal Stories 272
Contributing Authors 277
Image Credits 278