The Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) has two live online learning modules available with free access to participants. These modules were created in conjunction with the British Medical Journal Learning and the Royal College of General Practitioners with developmental support from Prof. Peter Mortimer and other eminent UK based doctors/specialists.
The first module is by the British Medical Journal Learning. This module is very anatomy and physiology based and is a good learning tool for general practitioners and anyone in the medical field with limited knowledge of lymphedema. Access the BMJL module here.
The second module was developed by Royal College of General Practitioners. This module is very practice based and includes information on investigations that should be carried out prior to referral to specialist services as well as what general practitioners can do to support their patients in the primary care setting. Access the RCGP module here.
Let’s Talk Lymphoedema: The Essential Guide to Everything You Need to Know by Gemma Levine and Peter Mortimer is published by Elliott & Thompson and available at bookstores and on Amazon.
“Let’s Talk Lymphoedema” is exactly what this book is all about. It is our aim to inform sufferers, friends and family of its debilitating and lifelong effects and help them to deal with those effects. We have contributions from the top professionals in the UK, Africa, Australia, India and USA, in a wide-ranging series of chapters. I have also photographed many patients; symbolic photographs that illustrate the workings of the lymphatic system; a micro surgery unit within a hospital; preparing bandaging and lymphatic drainage treatments; a compression garment factory in Germany and many more. But there was one image I couldn’t capture, a thirteenth-century sculpture from the Sun Temple at Konarak in Odisha. I’m afraid I was not alive at the time, nor had Apple invented the iPad!
This book is a powerful tool in the struggle to raise awareness of lymphoedema. It includes the most up-to-date information and advice from around the world and has a powerful message for suffers, that they are not alone or forgotten and that they still can lead rich and vibrant lives. I am profoundly privileged and proud, to collaborate with the experts in this country and worldwide in this publication, but one in particular, Professor Peter Mortimer who has devoted time and expertise to advancing this cause, which has been his lifelong endeavour.
Written by: by Chuck Ehrlich, Emily Iker, MD, Karen Louise Herbst, PhD, MD, Linda-Anne Kahn, CMT, CLT-LANA, Dorothy D. Sears, PhD, Mandy Kenyon, MS, RD, CSSD, and Elizabeth McMahon, PhD
There have been significant changes since the preview edition including additional information on the role of the liver (and liver disease), more info on gut microbes, etc. We have also added meal plans, menus, and other information to help you with the change.
Eating more wisely can help you feel better and improve your lymphedema or lipedema. Learn why nutrition is important, what to eat, which and what foods to avoid, and which vitamins, minerals, and supplements to consider.
This book combines the clinical expertise of leading specialists, personal insights from living with lymphedema and lipedema, and the latest research on nutrition and behavior change. Visit the book website here.
The book is available for purchase from Amazon.com in either paperback or Kindle e-book editions (Buy Now) or through your local book store (ask them to order ISBN 978-0976480686).