Decongestant therapy complex. Definition

Medical Definition: Decongestant therapy complex

Treatment to reduce lymphedema (swelling caused by an accumulation of lymph fluid in tissue). For this massage therapy is used to circulate the fluid and away from areas where lymphatic vessels are blocked or damaged, or removed by surgery. This helps to remove excess liquid. Then, the affected area is wrapped with a special bandage. Then, using a compression garment (piece of a garment elastic, tight) to prevent fluid from building up again.

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