Lymphedema Treatment

Lymphedema refers to swelling that can occur in any part of the body. While it typically affects just one arm or leg, sometimes both arms or both legs may be swollen.
 
Lymphedema is caused by a blockage in your lymphatic system, an important part of your immune and circulatory systems. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining as needed, and as the fluid builds up, the swelling continues. 
 

Symptoms of Lymphedema include: 

  • Swelling of part of your arm or leg or your entire arm or leg, usually starting in your fingers or toes
  • A feeling of heaviness or tightness in your arm or leg
  • Restricted range of motion in your arm or leg
  • Aching or discomfort in your arm or leg
  • Recurring infections in your affected limb
  • Hardening and thickening of the skin on your arm or leg

Treatment for Lymphedema may include:

  • Pressure garments   
  • Exercise
  • Bandages
  • Skin care
  • Combined therapy
  • Compression device
  • Massage therapy

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