The Importance of a Lymphedema Medical Alert Bracelet or ID
Lymphedema Medical Alert Identification
The purpose of a lymphedema medical alert bracelet is to protect breast cancer survivors from receiving treatment to their affected arm(s) that could trigger the onset of lymphedema or worsen an existing case (such treatment includes blood pressures, injections, blood draws, chemotherapy), and to educate health care providers, many of whom even today have little or no knowledge about this long-neglected condition.
Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial tissue that causes swelling, mostly in the arms and legs. It develops when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired (primary), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes removed (secondary). When the lympathic fluid exceeds the lymphatic transport capacity, an abnormal amount of protein-rich fluid collects in the tissues of the affected area.
If this condition is not treated, the stagnant, protein-rich fluid reduces oxygen availability in the transport system, interferes with wound healing, and provides a culture medium for bacteria that can result in lymphangitis, an infection. Therefore, it is important for lymphedema sufferers to wear an alert bracelet.
The lymphedema medical alert bracelet is also great for breast cancer patients after their surgeries. Those who have had lymph node dissection or radiation are at risk to develop lymphedema. Wearing the lymphedema medical alert bracelet is a proactive step to help survivors avoid this condition, and warm paramedics of the condition should a medical emergency occur. Lymphedema ID medical alert items identify of the potential injury that can be done when routine or emergency medical is needed such as blood drawing or blood pressure monitoring. One key reason for getting one of these items is to alert anyone who may be a first responder should you become involved in an accident and are unable to tel emergency personel of the potential to cause lymphedema when doing any type of emergency procedure on you. There are other types of medical alert items which are similar to medical alert bracelets and can be worn around your neck, as a bracelet or other innovative ideas. To see an absolutely wonderful variety of quality items, please click on the banner below.
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