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COVID-19 Safety Procedures & Service Updates

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COVID-19 Safety Procedures & Service Updates. For more information on In-Store Procedures, In-Home Visits & Deliveries, Facility Visits & Deliveries

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Advice on Lymphedema Pumps

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Advice on Lymphedema Pumps

Click here for our range of compression therapy products. People interested in using or purchasing a sequential pneumatic pump should be aware that not all pumps are equal in design or treatment of lymphedema. Once a doctor recommends and prescribes a pump for treatment of lymphedema it is up to you to make an informed choice. When inquiring about a pump there are important things to consider? What is the cycle time of the pump? How many chambers does the garment have? Is there a sequential milking effect on the limb from ankle or wrist moving up the limb? Are there...

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More about Lymphedema

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The term lymphedema comes from the lymphatic system, which helps coordinate the immune system's function to protect the body from foreign substances and includes an extensive network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. Here's how the Lymphatic system works: Excess fluid is collected from the space between tissues in the body and moves through the lymph vessels. The fluid (now called lymph) isn't pumped through the body like blood, but instead is "pushed" through the lymph system as the vessels are compressed by surrounding muscles. Filters called lymph nodes remove certain harmful substances from the lymph fluid, such as bacteria...

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Living with Lymphedema

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Living with Lymphedema

Exercise regularly and eat properly Always check with your doctor first before starting a new exercise program.  Discontinue any exercise that causes unexpected pain. If your arm or leg (on the side where you had surgery) becomes tired during exercise, cool down, then rest and elevate it. Avoid infections Wear gloves while doing housework or gardening.  Avoid cutting your cuticles when manicuring your nails. Use care when cutting your toenails.  Frequently wash your hands Protect your skin from scratches, sores, burns and other irritations that might lead to infection. Use electric razors to remove hair and replace the razor head frequently. Use...

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Care & Maintenance of Compression Garments

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Care & Maintenance of Compression Garments

To maintain your compression garment, we recommend the following:  Hand wash in warm water daily to maximize therapeutic effectiveness and prolong the life of your garment.  Use a small amount special compression garment washing detergent or another mild soap.  Rinse garment well, roll in a towel to remove excess water, hang to dry. Some Juzo garments may be machined wash and dry, use the lowest permanent press settings. A garment bag is strongly recommended and available in the Juzo® Compression Therapy Care accessory package. Wash dark colors separately from other clothing. DO NOT USE: bleach, chlorine, fabric softeners, or other laundry additives. These may...

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