The Complete Lymphedema Management and Nutrition Guide

Lymphedema treatment is an emerging area of interest and historically misunderstood and underdiagnosed. If started early, nutrition and exercise, along with treatment can stop or delay progression of the condition characterized by fluid retention and swelling that impacts about 10 million people in North America. It can be caused by infection, injury, genetic disorder, or as a complication of cancer treatment.

Chapters cover risk reduction, self-care, compression bandages, exercises, nutrition interventions to reduce inflammation, dietary fat changes, supplements, and meal planning. Skin care and weight issues are specifically discussed.

Jean LaMantia, RD and Ann DiMenna, PT, CDT
Course Expiration Date: Oct-24-2026
Course Performance Indicators: 2.1.5, 4.1.1, 8.1.1, 10.2.9
Product Name

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Book Details

Author Jean LaMantia, RD and Ann DiMenna, PT, CDT
Year Published 2019
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher Robert Rose
ISBN 978-0-7788-0627-1
Format Paperback
Page Count 288
CDR Activity Numbers
  • 10.75 CE Online Test Only: 179309
  • 10.75 CE Book & Online Test: 179309

Course Objectives

Level 1 CPE

CPE Type: 740 for Web-based/Online Tests

Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:

1. Describe three physiological features of the body’s lymphatic system and how it works.

2. Analyze two characteristics of the lymphatic fluid and where it accumulates.

3. List three factors that increase the risk for a person getting lymphedema.

4. Demonstrate two ways how the diagnosis of lymphedema is made.

5. Describe three reasons why the skin and its health are so important to a person with lymphedema.

6. Explain two purposes of manual lymphatic drainage.

7. Describe two exercises recommended and two to avoid for people with lymphedema.

8. Explain two ways body fat influences lymphedema.

9. Contrast the differing effects on lymphedema between the following fats: corn oil, medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), and Omega-6 oils.

10. Identify the maximum amount of MCT oil a person with lymphedema should have daily.

11. Describe the sequence of physiological events that leads to lymphedema.

12. Discuss the influence that chronic inflammation has on lymphangiogenesis.

13. Describe five recommendations of the most healthful diet for lymphedema.

14. Explain the one adjustment for persons with lymphedema that should be made on the Mediterranean diet.

Recommended For...

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (CDCES)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
American College of Sports Medicine

Why We Chose This Book

Jean LaMantia, RDN is known for her practical, cancer-related books that make health counselors more effective with patient issues. Lymphedema can be a debilitating problem that needs weight, nutrition, exercise, and fat intake interventions.

About the Author

Jean LaMantia, RDN, is a cancer survivor and bestselling specialist in cancer nutrition therapies. She is an engaging and popular speaker and counselor. Author of the book, The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide & Cookbook.

Ann DiMenna, PT, CDT, is a trained physiotherapist with over 15 years of clinical experience in private practice and home care. She is the Clinical Director of Markham Lymphatic Centre in Markham, Ontario.