decongestive


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de·con·gest

 (dē′kən-jĕst′)
tr.v. de·con·gest·ed, de·con·gest·ing, de·con·gests
To relieve the congestion of (sinuses, for example).

de′con·ges′tion (-jĕs′chən) n.
de′con·ges′tive adj.

decongestive

(ˌdɪkənˈdʒɛstɪv)
adj
1. having the ability to ease crowding or clogging in busy locations
2. (Medicine) designed to relieve congestion in the body
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Contributors from physical therapy, oncology, rehabilitation, and other areas that deal with lymphedema set out the core principles of manual lymph drainage and complete decongestive therapy for a wide range of pathologies across the age continuum.
Recently, standard protocol for the management of LE includes complete decongestive therapy (CDT), which comprises the use of manual lymph drainage (MLD), daily bandaging, skin care, exercise, and compression.
Lymphoedema treatment is based around decongestive lymph therapy.
Keywords: Lymphedema, clinical Pilates, breast cancer, physiotherapy, Combined Decongestive Therapy
The diagnostic and prognostic value of sCD146 and its potential to guide decongestive therapy in left and right ventricular HF should be validated in larger, multicenter, prospective cohorts.
Titled "Pain, Decongestive, Cough, Cold, Flu & Allergy Relief," a Mintel Category Insight report released earlier this year notes that there is room for external and topical remedies to expand in the cough- and allergy-relief aisle.
Liquid meds dominate the decongestive, cough, cold and flu relief market (29 percent), but lately they've been closely followed by non-ingested meds, namely nasal sprays, with a 27 percent share.
Known for its decongestive properties, Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil can be added to a warm bath to help relieve the well-known 'bunged up' feeling and sore throat so commonly associated with winter bugs.
The center provides primary care, lymphedema full service decongestive therapy and medical massage at 1355 Oak St.
The patient was treated with inotropes, decongestive therapy and captopril.
According to the International Society of Lymphology (ISL), the so-called complex decongestive therapy (CDT) should constitute a principal method of lymphedema treatment.