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PVCH offers information about lymphedema causes, treatment

Angela Meitner demonstrates compression bandaging on Linda Slavik, a lymphedema patient, at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital. Slavik received lymphedema therapy for about a month before being fitted for a compression sleeve and glove.

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                 Angela Meitner is never surprised when a new patient says, ‘I had never heard of lymphedema before now.’ She has come to expect it.

            Because this lack of knowledge can have harmful effects, Meitner wants to share information during March, which is Lymphedema Awareness Month. She is a certified lymphedema therapist at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned.

            Lymphedema is the swelling of a body part caused by problems with the lymphatic system. This could be compared to a plumbing system.

            “It transports water and proteins, and removes bacteria and waste,” Meitner explained. “The process of returning proteins to the ...

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