03 September 2021
black & white
6" x 9"
152mm x 229mm
How to Live Better with Lymphoedema - Meet the Experts
If you have lymphoedema or know someone who does, this book will provide invaluable information from the experts and useful tips to help you better manage the condition, improving your quality of life and mental wellbeing.
Lymphoedema, a chronic and often debilitating lifelong disease that can have a detrimental effect on both physically and mentally.
Matt Hazledine shares his personal experiences and useful tips, plus authoritative information and guidance from over 20 medical professionals and experts, with the aim to help you to live better with lymphoedema. We cover the four cornerstones of treatment: Compression, Skin Care, Healthy Lifestyle & Movement and Lymphatic Drainage.
With lymphoedema knowledge is power, and you will learn about; Finding the right therapist, Help and support networks, Self-management techniques, Therapies, products & surgery and Research to find a cure.
Whether you read the whole book in one go or turn to certain chapters that focus on specific subjects, this is a must have lymphoedema bible that can be referred to again in the future, when needed.
By buying this book, you will help to raise money to fund research in the hope of finding a cure for lymphoedema. 25% of profits from book sales will be donated to The Lymphoedema Research Fund managed by St George's Hospital Charity. Join me in the quest to fund research, so scientists can find a cure to help future generations to live better without lymphoedema.
I wish I’d had a book like this when I was diagnosed with lymphoedema 10 years ago.
Meet the Author
In 2011, at the age of 40, Matt experienced a severe episode of cellulitis in his left leg, which hospitalised him for 13 nights. This subsequently caused a significant swelling called lymphoedema, a chronic lifelong disease with no cure.
In 2021, to commemorate 10 years of living with this life-changing condition, he wrote this book to share his extensive experiences and useful tips to help other people to live better with lymphoedema. Matt is joined in the book by over 20 medical professionals and experts, to contribute some invaluable information and trusted guidance about lymphoedema.
Previously, Matt has been a trustee of the Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) and raised over £20,000 for various charities. To raise awareness of the disease and bring the male voice to the fore, he has featured in the Health Section of the Daily Mail, written for newsletters, blogs and books and been interviewed on local hospital radio. To support others with lymphoedema, Matt has launched a new website www.lymphoedemaunited.com uniting all sectors of the lymphoedema community in one place, while donating 25% of profits from his book and website to The Lymphoedema Research Fund and other Lymphoedema related charities.
His passion and purpose is to help people with this lifelong condition, raise awareness and money for charity. LymphUnited is his new brand for many social media platforms to encourage fellow sufferers to unite and share their experiences.
Professor Peter Mortimer MD FRCP Consultant Dermatologist trained in Dermatology in Sheffield and Oxford. He was appointed ‘Physician to the Skin Department’ at St George’s and consultant skin physician to the Royal Marsden Hospital in 1986 and has been Professor of Dermatological Medicine to the University of London since 2000.
Interest in lymphatics began in Oxford where he undertook his thesis on ‘the measurement of skin lymph flow’. Current research is focused on ‘the genetic basis of primary lymphoedema’ for which he holds a £2.5 million MRC programme grant, with past research including breast cancer related lymphoedema, lipoedema as well as melanoma spread by lymphatics. He has over 280 publications cited on PubMed.
He has been Chief Investigator on research programme grants from The Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and the Medical Research Council. Causes and treatment of all forms of lymphatic dysfunction including lymphoedema and cellulitis.
His clinical practice deals almost entirely with chronic oedema, lymphoedema, lymphatic malformations, lymph-related disorders and lipoedema.
He is a founder of both the Lymphoedema Support Network and British Lymphology Society and appointed the first Clinical Training Fellow in Lymphovascular Medicine in the UK.
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