Chronic Oedema and the older person: The effects of ageing upon treatment outcomes
AbstractChronic oedema (CO) and lymphoedema (LO) are long-term conditions that can become more complicated or are more likely to develop with age. The ageing process can involve alterations in the structures that support the normal function of the lymphatic system or put it at greater risk of damage. The main three components (skin care, exercise and compression therapy) within the management of CO/LO can become more difficult to apply with age. This is because of reduced healing rates, decreased cardiovascular capacity and deterioration in vascular and arterial structures. The impact of ageing and how this can affect patients and treatment outcomes requires careful consideration.
CitationCooper-Stanton, G. (2018). Chronic oedema and the older person. British Journal of Community Nursing, 23(Sup10), pp.S14-20.
PublisherMark Allen Group
JournalBritish Journal of Community Nursing
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