This type of medical compression wear includes all elastic garments such as snug-fitting sleeves or stockings or body suits that are used to reduce the swelling caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissue.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LYMPHEDEMA COMPRESSION GARMENTS?
- They can reduce/prevent fluid build-up in the area where they are applied
- Compression garments can assist the natural muscle pump function to move blood and fluid efficiently
- Compression can help force fluid away from one area to an area where it can be drained more effectively by the lymph system