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Stage 2 Male Compression Shirt

SC-175 CDI Stage 2 Male Compression Shirt

Ideal for use during the extended recovery period following gynocomastia and liposuction of the upper body. Made from our exclusive SuperSilky fabric, the CDI SC-175 offers maximum compression to the chest, upper back and flanks and upper and lower abdomen. A tapered design provides a contoured fit and allows this shirt to be worn under every day clothing, ultimately contributing to increased patient compliance and a comfortable recovery.

 

The Vital Role of Nutrition in Fighting Cancer

The following are important facts shared by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America…

1/3 of cancer deaths in the United States are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity, and being overweight…

Your progress to being cancer-free can be stalled by delays in treatment schedule due to weakness brought on by malnutrition.

Malnutrition can impact your immune system.  Neutropenia, which depresses the immune system, is commonly found in Cancer patients.

Select a high-nutrition meal plan that works for you and your family, that is specific to your cancer and your tolerance to your treatment.  Proper nutrition can ease side effects.  Foods rich in soluble fiber may decrease symptoms of diarrhea.

Learn more about Lymphedema

Spreading awareness of this disease’s symptoms and treatments is key to its control.  Contemporary Design, Inc. is committed to sharing the pertinent information you “need to know.”

External resources

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Phone: 301-592-8573
TTY: 240-629-3255
Fax: 301-592-8563
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
U.S. National Institutes of Health
Public Inquiries Office
Building 31, Room 10A03
31 Center Drive, MSC 8322
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580
Phone: 301-435-3848
Toll-Free: 1-800-422-6237
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
http://www.nci.nih.gov/

National Lymphedema Network
Latham Square, 1611 Telegraph Ave.
Suite 1111
Oakland, CA 94612-2138
Toll-Free: 1-800-541-3259
Phone: 510-208-3200
Fax: 510-208-3110
http://www.lymphnet.org/

Office of Rare Diseases
National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Blvd.
Room 3B01, MSC 7518
Bethesda, MD 20892-7518
Phone: 301-402-4336
Fax: 301-480-9655
http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/

Kathy Bates Opens Up About Her Battle With Lymphedema

Contemporary Design Inc.  Compression Garments exert 18-21 mmHg of pressure on the limb. The amount of pressure is measured in terms of “mmHg,” or millimeters of mercury, based on the amount of pressure exerted by one millimeter of liquid mercury.  (You’re probably familiar with this from your blood pressure readings, which are also expressed in terms of “mmHg.”)

Compression garments are worn by those with lymphedema on the affected limb following complete decongestive therapy.   The garment’s compression helps maintain edema reduction and compresses the arm or leg and encourage the flow of lymph fluid out of the affected limb.

Consult your healthcare provider.

Autologous Breast Augmentation vs Prosthetic

SC-25BLA_closeupFor women seeking breast reconstruction or augmentation two methods have become a standard. One involves the use of implants. The other imports tissue from the patient’s abdomen, buttocks or thigh region to form breasts with autologous tissue flaps.

With Autologous Breast Augmentation aesthetic result is a more natural feel and shape to the breast. The flap is soft to the touch, not a foreign material. The body is less likely to reject the trans-fat tissue than a prosthetic and this procedure does not require annual follow ups to monitor the implant.

Not a quick procedure, Requiring a skilled surgeon and a longer recovery period Autologous Breast Augmentation seems to produce a happier more satisfied patient.
Patients are so pleased with the result, a trend to remove prosthetic implants and replace with autologous tissue has ensued. According to a study presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2014 hosted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Patients Report Satisfaction and greater “Health Related-Quality of Life” when Converting from Prosthetic to Autologous Breast Reconstruction.

How can patients accelerate healing and obtain better results following breast surgery?

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Surgical Bra: A surgical bra designed for your specific cosmetic procedure is an essential part of ensuring the results you and your Doctor planned.  Each bra provides proper support to the surgical areas for enhanced comfort while it helps the skin conform to your new contours. Further, a surgical bra can help prevent the ‘throbbing” sensation, experienced by some after surgery. The garment may also help reduce tension at incision site, preventing stretching and exaggerated scaring.

T_440COLORSCold & Hot Breast Compress:  Use Reusable CDI hot/cold 6” round gel packs as a pair, for both cold and hot therapy to help in reducing post-operative swelling and bruising. Applying cold therapy immediately following surgical procedures soothes as it numbs the nerves, reducing pain sensation. Cold therapy is found to reduce swelling by constricting the capillary vessels hence slowing blood flow.  Cold helps slow fluid buildup at the incision site, minimizing the risk of hematoma formation.

Later, heat therapy is beneficial in managing post-op bruising by – stimulating tissue and blood flow, breaking down bruising discoloration. Heat therapy comforts recovering skin and muscle tissues, reducing aches and pains. This reusable Cold/Hot Breast Compress provides hours of relief.

arnica montana 12xArnica Montana: Made from herbs grown in the Swiss Alps, Homeopathic Arnica Montana, has been used by doctors for hundreds of years. Using Arnica Montana before and after a surgery, many site reduced patient post-operative bruising and swelling, as well as relief from pain and discomfort.  FDA regulated, this homeopathic medicine is safe and requires no prescription.

circleslBreast Surgery Scar Reduction Silicone Sheets: Shaped for your procedure, made of a soft, breathable, non-invasive, permeable, semi-occlusive Silicone Sheets provide direct beneficial pressure to the scar. These self-adhesive silicone sheets help reduce the scar size, thickness, height, and color of all types of scars.

6 Signs of Breast Cancer

Dr. Weil’s Women’s Interest Newsletter, Wednesday 10/01/2014 shared some very important information:

6 Signs of Breast Cancer

Do you know the signs and symptoms that might indicate breast cancer? Personal and family histories of breast cancer and lifestyle habits (including diet, exercise and how you handle stress) can all affect breast cancer risk. But even those with low-risk profiles should learn to recognize the signs of breast cancer, as early diagnosis is key to treatment and recovery. Many health professionals still recommend performing a monthly self-examination, and a yearly exam performed by your doctor. In addition, the National Cancer Institute suggests keeping an eye out for the following signs:

A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm area

A change in the size or shape of the breast

Nipple discharge or tenderness

An inverted nipple

Ridges or pitting on the breast (resembling an orange peel)

A change in the look or feel of the breast, areola or nipple (such as warmth, swelling, redness or a scaly feel)

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your doctor for evaluation. If you are over 40, talk to your doctor about mammograms.CDI SC 410_breast health

In keeping with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Contemporary Design Inc. Introduces “Breast Health And Wellness – Be Your Best You.”  With An Expanded Collection Of Surgical  Bras And Recovery Aids, CDI Renews Its Focus On Breast Surgery, Patient Satisfaction And Improvements In Quality of Life.

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