Metabolic syndrome was once reported only in adults but is now occurring more frequently in children. This study compared the incidence of metabolic syndrome and its components among normal and obese children using the 2007 International Diabetes Federation (IDF) pediatric definition for metabolic syndrome.
Unfortunately, most lymphedema is not detected until the limb has become visibly swollen. By this time, in some cases, the condition is irreversible. Once diagnosed, lymphedema is monitored during therapy by either a tape measure or other devices which estimate the total volume of the limb.
Raise awareness of the tough challenges faced by actual breast cancer patients with lymphedema.
Dr. Stanley G. Rockson, Director, Stanford Center for Lymphatic and Venous Disorders, Stanford University, discusses issues related to early assessment of lymphedema and the clinical utility of bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS).
In a simplified way, the body can be thought of as several compartments; the bone, the fat, the muscle, organs, the fluid surrounding these tissues and fluid contained inside these tissues.
Watch Kate Carlyle interview on
WINNEWS channel, breast cancer
sufferer, speak about Lymphedema.