Lymphedema Home Treatment: Improve Outcomes & Reduce Costs

Longest Air Compression Therapy LGT-2200SP provides a home therapy option for people suffering from lymphedema to help control symptoms conveniently at home and save on the costs – both time and money.

Lymphedema is a common side effect of cancer treatments. Other health conditions such as infections, obesity, congenital abnormalities, or traumatic injuries can also result in lymphedema. As there’s no cure for lymphedema, the daily management of symptoms can be costly. But it can be profoundly reduced with an air compression therapy device.

A study found that the average annual cost of care for a patient with the condition decreased from $62,190 to $50,000 a year when the patient used pneumatic compression devices to treat the swelling. (Source: Stanford Medicine, 2014)

And home-use compression devices can reduce costs further. It reduces the need to visit outpatient physical therapy – saving time and money.


What’s Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is tissue swelling due to the build-up of lymph fluid in the body. It usually happens in the arms and legs but can occur in other parts of the body.

The most common cause of lymphedema is the removal of damage to lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. In the developed world, iatrogenic injury from breast cancer treatment is the most common inciting event. Lymphedema occurs in at least 8% of women after mastectomy, with as many as 38% developing lymphedema after axillary lymph node dissection and radiation.

Lymphedema can be painful and deliberating. If left untreated, it can become a progressive condition, leading to severe discomfort and life-threatening infections. Cellulitis is the most common complication of lymphoedema.


How Does Pneumatic Compression Device Work?

A pneumatic compression device consists of a pump that produces air pressure and inflatable garments. When applied to the swollen area, the garment inflates and deflate in cycled time to help the fluid drain.

Longest LGT-2200SP is an advanced pneumatic compression device designed for individual use at home. It is portable and battery-operated, allowing you to conduct the treatment anywhere. The device offers six compression modes and a wide pressure range from 30-150mmHg, satisfying most treatment needs. The multiple-chamber garment provides multiple massage zones, giving a 360°comfortable and relaxing massage experience. The parameter setting of each chamber can be adjusted separately.

There are 6 types of garments available to meet different needs.

The Rate of Lymphedema is Increasing

There were an estimated 18.1 million cancer cases around the world in 2022. By 2040, the global burden is expected to grow to 27.5 million new cancer cases simply due to the growth and aging of the population (Statistics: American Cancer Society). The case of lymphedema which is common to cancer survivors will be increased correspondingly.

Besides, population aging also contributes to the increasing rate of lymphedema. While lymphedema can occur at any age, there was a clear increase in the rate with age. Over the age of 65, the prevalence is high at 5.4/1000. In 2021, the number of people aged 65 and older had hit about 761 million, and it is expected to more than double by 2050 to 1.6 million.

As the global population ages and lymphedema rates increase, effective home therapies are likely to become increasingly important.

Longest LGT-2200SP is to make affordable and convenient lymphedema treatment reach more.

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