; Optimal Plus Archives - Lympha Press
August 31, 2021

How to Get Lymphedema Swelling Down

Lymphedema is a chronic condition that involves excessive and sometimes painful swelling in the affected area. Although lymphedema currently has no cure, there are many in-office […]
July 27, 2021

A Conservative and Compassionate Approach to Treating Lymphedema

By Dr. Emily Iker This is a 7-minute read. Lymphedema is a chronic progressive disorder that results from an impaired lymphatic system. A person’s lymphatic system […]
July 20, 2021

What Our Patients Call “The Best Pump for Lymphedema and Lipedema”

Anyone who has lymphedema or lipedema is always on the lookout for therapies and devices that offer relief. Lymphedema comes with persistent swelling, discomfort, and pain. […]
July 19, 2021

Optimal Results for Lipedema with Lympha Press: Catching up With Kelly Maynard

Kelly Maynard offers insights into why lipedema patients should address their full body, how her upper extremities have changed, and that the "constant ache" she used to live with is now gone.
June 9, 2021

Get Up and Keep Going: The Morgan McCoy Interview

A bout of ulcerative colitis in 2018 started a downward spiral for Morgan McCoy's health. In 2019, a blood clot in her left leg led to amputation. Then, a lymphedema diagnosis evidenced by 30 pounds of fluid. You'd never know any of this by the smile on Morgan's face. Her credo? "I could pout and be sad or depressed, or I can get up and just keep going. It's a choice."
June 2, 2021

Decide How Much Living You Want to Do: The Blanche Pepitone Interview

Diagnosed with lymphedema as a baby, Blanche Pepitone had her first surgery at 18 months old. Her parents and siblings raised her to live life fully, regardless of her condition, and that has been Blanche's lifelong credo: "You've got to decide how much living you want to do and do what it takes to live that life."
June 2, 2021

Lymphedema Patient Roundtable – May 2021

A focus on wellness and exercise and the importance of breathing, along with compression, Lympha Press, surgery, and everything related to lymphedema.
May 30, 2021

Lympha Press Hosts Lipedema Awareness Month Activities

June is Lipedema Awareness Month, and Lympha Press will offer patients and medical professionals many opportunities to be educated and inspired. On Thursday, June 10th at […]
May 27, 2021

Lipedema Patient Roundtable – May 2021

The May Lipedema Patient Roundtable featured a wide range of topics, including venous ultrasounds and the vein connection to lipedema, the differences between lipedema fat and non-lipedema fat, obesogens and toxins that impact our overall health, and the signs of Ehlers-Danlos.
May 14, 2021

Legs Like Mine: The Susan O’Hara Interview

Lap band surgery resulted in the loss of 171 pounds, but why were her calves still 26 inches each? After the successful weight loss, walking 14 miles a day, and eating a very restrictive diet, she concluded: "This was not just metabolic obesity." Her knees were dislocating 7 - 8 times a day. The social lymphedema communities were a tremendous help to Susan - and then she discovered lipedema.