Ask The Experts: Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) Provide Answers To Patient Questions

Professor Peter Mortimer, Consultant Dermatologist at St George's University Hospital, Professor Dominic Furniss, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at University of Oxford and LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy discuss with Chair of LSN, Anita Wallace the questions of LSN members on the LSN YouTube channel. In this article, we hope to have placed the subject topics in alphabetical order for ease of reference to view the answers. Well done LSN (as always) - great initiative.  

 

Abdominal Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE discuss what can be done to help those with abdominal lymphoedema - Dec 22, 2020.

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE talk about tips for managing abdominal lymphoedema -  Jul 20, 2021

 

Ageing and Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer answers your questions about lymphoedema and ageing asked by LSN Chair Anita Wallace Dec 1, 2020

 

Bandaging

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE discuss the role of multilayer bandaging in lymphoedema management. Aug 1, 2021

 

Blood Pressure Medication/Blood Tests and Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE discuss having blood tests, blood pressure readings and drips in an at risk or lymphoedema arm - Jan 19, 2021

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE discuss which blood pressure medications are the best to use if you have lymphoedema - Feb 16, 2021

 

Cellulitis and Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE discus why some people with Lymphoedema get repeated episodes of cellulitis - Dec 16, 2020

 

Compression Garments

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE discuss how to tell when a new compression garment is needed - Aug 17, 2021

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE discuss how you know if you need to be remeasured for compression garments when you have lost weight? Aug 17, 2021

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE talk about the challenges of wearing compression during hot weather Sept 7th, 2021

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE discuss night compression and if it is ever ok to take a day off from your compression. Sept 14th, 2021

 

COVID-19 and Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE discuss - Nov 17, 2020

 

Diet and Lymphoedema

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE talk about diets, weight loss and healthy eating if you live with lymphoedema -  Jun 22 2021

 

Exercise and Lymphoedema

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE talk about the best exercises for lymphoedema -  Jul 13, 2021

 

Fibrosis management

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE discuss how to manage lymphoedema that is very solid and firm to the touch - Aug 10, 2021

 

Hip Replacements and Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE discuss the effects having a hip replacement can have on lower limb lymphoedema - Jan 12 2021

 

Injury and Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer discusses joint and muscle injury with Anita Wallace MBE - Dec 8, 2020

 

Lymph Mapping 


LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE discuss "Will lymph mapping ever be available on the NHS?" - Jul 27, 2021

 

Low Level Laser and Lymphoedema

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE discuss how and when low level laser therapy might be useful in lymphoedema management -Jul 6 2021

 

Lymphoedema Care on the NHS

LSN Nurse advisor Denise Hardy and Chair Anita Wallace MBE discuss the challenges of accessing lymphoedema care on the NHS. Jun 15, 2021

 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) and Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE talk about manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) - Nov 24, 2020

 

Pain and Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE discuss why when so many people living with lymphoedema experience pain do some doctors and nurses still say the condition is not painful? Jan 26, 2021

LSN Nurse advisor Denise Hardy and Chair Anita Wallace MBE discuss why do some people with lymphoedema experience pain and others just heaviness? Jun 29 2021

 

Pregnancy

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE discuss discuss pregnancy and lymphoedema. Aug 31, 2021

 

Research, Progress and Education in Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace discuss why there is not yet a cure for lymphoedema - Jan 4, 2021.

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE discuss why lymphoedema research remains so under invested - Feb 23, 2021

Professor Peter Mortimer recorded this audio boom for us when he was recording the BBC Radio 4 Appeal which will be broadcast on Sunday. Medical education is something he feels passionately about - Mar 2, 2021

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE discuss what progress is being made into the treatment of lymphoedema and why or indeed if the UK is behind other countries - Mar 9, 2021.

 

Skincare

LSN Nurse Advisor Denise Hardy and Anita Wallace MBE discuss what moisturisers are best for lymphoedema - Aug 24, 2021

 

Surgery and Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer discusses with Anita Wallace MBE what other treatment options might be available for lymphoedema - Feb 9, 2021

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita Wallace MBE discuss lymphoedema from a surgical perspective - Mar 16, 2021

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita Wallace MBE discuss the different surgical approaches to lymphoedema management - Mar 23, 2021

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita discuss lymphaticovenular anastomosis (LVA) and its use in lymphoedema management - Mar 30, 2021

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita Wallace MBE discuss the role of lymph node transfer in lymphoedema management. Apr 6, 2021

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita Wallace MBE discuss the role of liposuction in lymphoedema management - Apr 13, 2021.

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita Wallace MBE discuss why surgery is suitable for some with lymphoedema and not others - Apr 20, 2021

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita Wallace MBE discuss surgical interventions for those who have primary lymphoedema - Apr 27, 2021

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita Wallace MBE discuss why it is not routine in the UK to carry out preventative surgery at the time of lymph node removal - May 4, 2021

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita Wallace MBE discuss if any surgical lymphoedema management interventions will ever be available on the NHS? - May 11, 2021

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita Wallace MBE discuss seeking lymphoedema surgery in other countries - May 18, 2021

Professor Dominic Furniss and Anita Wallace MBE discuss the question "Why do surgeons not know more about the lymphatic system so they can avoid damaging it and causing lymphoedema?" with Anita Wallace. - May 25, 2021

 

Tiredness and Lymphoedema

Professor Peter Mortimer and Anita Wallace MBE discuss why lymphoedema seems to make some people feel more tired - Feb 2, 2021