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Comprehensive Guide to Lymphedema in Children

Primary and secondary lymphedema in children is relatively rare, but carries with it the significant and lifelong burden of having to manage chronic swelling and prevent secondary complications. Here I describe pediatric lymphedema (also called ‘paediatric lymphoedema’), and the special considerations for diagnosis, ongoing monitoring, treatment, and complications. The majority of patients…

Diastasis Recti and Pregnancy: ‘Closing the gap’ between current treatment practices and clinical evidence

[kkstarratings] Diastasis recti (also known as “rectus diastasis”) is a common result of pregnancy, and a lot of online advice is available to help treat it – both good and questionable. Thankfully clinical research is starting to catch up, and can help us identify the best evidence-based treatment approaches. Here…

Managing the vaginal and urinary symptoms of menopause in breast cancer survivors

Chemotherapy and hormonal therapy can reduce estrogen levels, which often results in early menopause in breast cancer patients. As a result, this population is at special risk of developing the vaginal and urinary symptoms associated with menopause. Unfortunately, treating these symptoms in breast cancer patients poses unique challenges. Estrogen helps regulate…