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Master Thesis

Prise en charge du lymphœdème par le thermalisme et suivi officinal

Abstract : Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymph in the subcutaneous tissues that causes some body part to increase in size. It can affect the limbs but also the face, trunk or genitals. This edema is white, cold and not painful. It is rich in protein. Lymphedema can be primary or secondary (the most common). This poorly understood pathology still has essential mechanical management. This poorly understood pathology can be taken in care/charge with essential mechanical techniques (complete decongestive physiotherapy). Applying a bandage helps to reduce edema. To maintain this volume, it will be necessary to wear a compression garment. Mobilizing devices can also be used. An important part of this work focused on the Thermes of Luz-Saint-Sauveur and their Therapeutic Education program called (Lympho'Thermes), authorized by the ARS d'Occitanie since 2014. Treatment by hydrotherapy is beneficial for the patient : he is given care in the mornings and physical activity or skills or knowledge development workshops are carried out in the afternoons. The change of environment and meeting other people with same condition allows the patient to accept his lymphedema and learn to manage it. The support from his pharmacist - orthopedist will allow him to make a compression garment following the treatment. His pharmacist will be of good advice as well on the compression as on the pathology itself. Also, he will be able to connect his patient with support associations if necessary.
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Noëline Lajus. Prise en charge du lymphœdème par le thermalisme et suivi officinal. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2021. ⟨dumas-03282480⟩



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