Lymphedema treatment in Lakewood Ranch

Lymphedema and Vein Disease

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Protect Your Mobility From Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling of the limbs due to damage or blockage in the lymphatic system. If left untreated, it can make you very uncomfortable and limit your mobility.

With proper lymphedema treatment in Lakewood Ranch, it’s possible to manage your symptoms and enjoy an unencumbered life.

Lymphedema and Your Veins 

Chronic venous insufficiency may be the most important predictor of lymphedema in the legs. Because the symptoms of lymphedema often overlap with vein disease, it’s important to get screened by a vein specialist.

Varicose Veins

Varicose vein treatments include VenaSeal, Varithena, and more.

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Spider Veins

We treat spider veins with sclerotherapy and other non-invasive procedures.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Effective treatment for deep vein thrombosis include anticoagulant therapy among other approaches.

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Venous Ulcers

We provide effective wound care services for venous ulcers that struggle to heal.

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Create Your Lymphedema Treatment Plan

Typical treatments for lymphedema include increasing exercise, lymphatic drainage treatments, and compression strategies. For underlying vein disease, we offer minimally invasive treatment options in our office at Florida Lakes Vein Center.

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What Causes Lymphedema?

While it’s possible to have lymphedema at birth, it’s more common for it to develop in response to disease, cancer treatment, and other factors.

Cancer Treatment

Chemo and radiation treatments for cancer, as well as cancer that affects the lymphatic system, are the leading collective cause of lymphedema.

Weakened Lymphatic System

If the lymphatic system is blocked and can’t drain, the lymph fluid backs up and causes swelling associated with lymphedema. 

Underlying vein disease

Symptoms of varicose veins can overlap with symptoms of lymphedema, which is why it’s important to get checked for vein disease.

Additional Risk Factors

Certain factors can increase the likelihood of developing lymphedema. These include:

  • Older age
  • Obesity or excess weight
  • Rheumatoid or Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Surgery that removed lymph nodes
  • Damage to the lymphatic system
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Blood vessel issues

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About Florida Lakes Vein Center

Florida Lakes Vein Center provides expert lymphedema treatment in Lakewood Ranch. Experienced vein specialists Gregg Shore, MD, Francesca Mertan, Pa-C, and TC Lackey II, DO, lead a team of determined professionals who are passionate about listening to patients and obtaining a comprehensive medical history before recommending any vein treatment.

Florida Lakes Vein Center has helped more than 1,000 patients across the region with their varicose veins and other vein diseases.

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