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Lymphedema Explained

Lymphedema (LE) occurs when there is impairment to the lymphatic system, disrupting normal transport of fluid within the body. When the lymphatic system becomes overwhelmed, damaged, or blocked for an extended period of time, lasting swelling (referred to as chronic...

The Revised Starling Principle

In 2004, Adamson and colleagues revealed that the effect of capillary oncotic pressure on transvascular fluid exchange is substantially less than predicted from the original Starling model. This discovery prompted a 2010 revision of the Starling principle by Levick...

Vein Magazine Insights: Helping lymphedema patients help themselves

A proper diagnosis of lymphedema frequently marks the beginning of a patient’s journey toward effective self-management. In light of this, we are pleased to share an article recently published in Vein Magazine. In it, Darren Wennen shares clinical insights and...

Lymphedema Prevalence

It’s estimated that more than 5 million Americans suffer from lymphedema. That’s more than muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and AIDS combined. Sadly, lymphedema often goes undiagnosed, and the patient journey toward effective treatment is...

Understanding and Managing Chronic Swelling

Edema, or swelling, occurs when an abnormal buildup of fluid occurs in the body. Mild, temporary edema can be caused by many factors, but lasting edema may be a sign of a more serious underlying medical condition. At Tactile Medical, we make it our mission to...