Lymphapress Treatment System  
What is “Lymph”?
Lymph originates as blood plasma that leaks from the capillaries of the circulatory system, becoming interstitial fluid, and filling the space between individual cells of tissue. Plasma is forced out the capillaries by oncotic pressure gradients, and as it mixes with the interstitial fluid, the volume of fluid accumulates slowly. Most of the fluid is returned to the capillaries by hydrostatic pressure gradients. The lymphatic system forms the major part of the immune system to protect the body against infection. The lymphatic system is a complex network of lymphoid organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts and lymph vessels that produce and transport lymph fluid from tissues to the circulatory system. The lymph system fails to transport the lymph fluid properly if it is obstructed. Excessive lymph fluid will develop abnormal swelling. This condition is known as Lymphoedema.
Lymphoedema is a swelling that develops as a result of impaired lymphatic system. Lymphoedema can be described as primary or secondary. Primary Lymphoedema is usually determined from birth and arises due to some failure of the lymphatic system itself; while Secondary Lymphoedema is the result of some problem outside the lymphatic system that prevents it working properly, such as lymph nodes dissection, radiotherapy, and infection. It may also be associated with obesity and age.
Acute Lymphoedema usually occurs after surgery of cancer, whereas Chronic Lymphoedema develops during cancer treatment. Diagnosis of lymphoedema always includes measurement of limb length, which is categorized as mild edema, moderate edema, and severe edema. Different types of treatment are recommended for patients with different levels of swelling: a programme of exercise, surgery, medication, massage, and elastic compression garments. Besides, prevent from being infected and avoid carrying heavy things are good precautions too.
Lymphapress is a professional compression unit designed for lymphoedema therapy. It operates with a pressure control valve and timer to adjust the pressure and duration of therapy. The Lymphapress pump has a built-in distributor which controls the flow of air pressure through 8,10 or 12-chamber garments designed to fit the upper and lower limbs; applies gradient pressure to treat lymphoedema. The Lymphapress is available in two models: Lymphapress 103 and Lymphapress mini; caters for different needs.
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