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How Often Should You Replace Your Compression Garment?

Compression garments are becoming increasingly popular among the general public, especially athletes, because of the health benefits they can give to your body. Whether you are using over-the-counter compression garments or ones that are prescribed to you, it’s important you take care of them and know when to replace them for your safety. Pretty in…

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Celebrity Breast Cancer Survivors Show They Are Just Like Us

Breast cancer can affect any woman, from your local hairdresser to a popular celebrity. There are many household names that have gone through or are currently experiencing breast cancer. Many celebrities choose to keep their health private, but there are others that are very outspoken about their experience and choose to use their condition to…

What is Compression Therapy?

Compression therapy plays a central role in the treatment of lymphedema.  The experts at Pretty In Pink Boutique have helped thousands of folks suffering with lymphedema since beginning their journey in 2004. Their team of professionally trained compression garment fitters share their expertise in compression therapy and compression garments. What is Lymphedema?  Lymphedema is a…

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Over-The-Counter vs. Medical Grade Compression Apparel

Comparing Over-The-Counter Versus Medical Grade Compression Apparel Compression socks and their popularity have increased over the last few years.  Compression socks help with circulation and have been recommended to athletes, pregnant women, airplane passengers and crew, and for people who work on their feet all day such as retail workers, nurses, doctors, and delivery drivers.…

The Ultimate Guide to Compression Garments from Pretty In Pink Boutique

Lymphedema refers to swelling that occurs when the lymphatic system is unable to adequately drain fluid, usually from an arm or leg. The most common cause of lymphedema is cancer. If cancer cells block lymph vessels, or lymph nodes are removed in cancer treatment, lymphedema may result.  There are various ways a doctor may treat…

Managing Lymphedema in the Summer Heat

Managing Lymphedema to Maximize Your Summer Fun

The sun and warm weather feels amazing, but for those with lymphedema there’s an increased possibility for swelling and risk of infection.  Alexa Ercolano at The Lymphie Life is a blogger living with Lymphedema sharing stories, information, and support for those living with Lymphedema and their families.  Let’s take a look at some of Alexa’s…

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Prosthetics: An Alternative To Reconstruction

Life after a mastectomy can be difficult and waiting on reconstruction may feel like an endless challenge. But prosthetics can help provide breast form and balance after this daunting procedure. And whether you’re looking to hold off on reconstruction, or not have it at all, prosthetics are a viable option for your health.  With options…