domingo, 24 de julio de 2022

WHAT IS THE PRESENT TIME GLOBAL TREND AND FOCUS ON LYMPHEDEMA? –Primary Lymphedema – Secondary Lymphedema – Lymphatic Filariasis & Podoconiosis – Best First Line Treatment – Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT)

Lymphatic Dysfunction (Lymphedema) is a progressive disease of the skin, and early diagnosis and treatment are paramount, therefore it is critical to diagnose and treat both mild and early onset cases, to halt the progression of this lifelong and often debilitating condition. Health systems must be equitable, resilient, and capable of meeting people's needs, and everyone, everywhere, deserves access to proper treatment and quality health services. Cultural factors or location are no excuse to justify nontreatment or undertreatment. Read more about which country has the best public healthcare coverage of lymphedema HERE.

Some expert papers and authors have for many years influenced and justified contributions regarding what are the best strategies (mainly low-cost alternatives) for the prevention of morbidity management and disability prevention (MMDP) due to lymphatic dysfunction. The present results are a highly unsuccessful global public health endeavor, because the underlying problem which is Lymphedema, has not been tackled regarding the real clinical needs surrounding disorders of the lymphatic circulation


International programs that seek to leave no one behind regarding universal health coverage principles, mean that people all over the globe should have easy & quick access to health care services, specialty doctors, medicines, and adequate public funds for treatment. Prevention of diseases and spreading awareness about health care is also a part of UHC (Universal Health Care). Unlocking the lymphedema/elephantiasis cycle, without resolving the fundamental principle of access to proper lymphatic dysfunction management, will not solve the problem. Read more about what is the best treatment option for lymphedema HERE.

It has been scientifically demonstrated that individuals that suffer from lymphatic dysfunction, can´t be free of disability and the disfigurement and stigma that symptoms bring, and can´t be productive and live more fulfilling lives, without access to proper treatment. Healthy people are more productive and tend to live longer, and giving individuals access to proper healthcare without the prospect of financial hardship, is a "Human Righ" inherent to the dignity of every person.


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    • WHAT KIND OF DOCTOR TREATS LYMPHEDEMA/LYMPHOEDEMA - WHICH MEDICAL SPECIALITIES ARE RELATED TO LYMPHEDEMA












    LYMPHEDEMA INCIDENCE 
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