Lymphedema is a potential side effect of breast cancer treatment (most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes) that can cause permanent swelling of the arm and hand. Swelling can range from mild and hardly noticeable to extreme making it difficult to use the affected arm and hand. Lymphedema can occur months or years after cancer treatment.
To help control swelling, physicians and lymphedema therapists often recommend a compression sleeve (for the arm) and/or gauntlet (for the hand). But here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…. many compression sleeves & gauntlets are rough, heavy, hot & beige. Ugh! Talk about adding insult to injury.
Solution: LympheDIVAs- lighter, breathable, stylish compression sleeves and gauntlets that come in tons of great patterns including hot pink, leopard print, tie-dye and even a funky tattoo pattern to name a few. It’s where fashion meets necessity.
LympheDIVAs compression sleeves & gauntlets are made using a moisture-wicking technology, which pulls sweat away from the body and is fast drying. The fabrics are latex and silicone-free and they contain encapsulated aloe vera, which moisturizes your skin and keeps your arm cooler. These products are designed to fit a wide range of sizes and will stretch as your arm bends and flexes. BTW, LympheDIVAs was also founded by 2 breast cancer survivors.
To learn about these medically-necessary but hip & fabulous products, visit LympheDIVAS.com.
*** BTW, if you ever start to notice any swelling, contact your doctor immediately.