Lymphoedema Conditions

Lymphoedema and limb swelling - Vascular Society

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Lymphoedema is an abnormal build-up of fluid that causes swelling, ... Keep the skin in good condition by using plenty of moisturising cream to prevent ...

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Lymphedema | Cedars-Sinai

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In rare situations, lymphedema occurs as a result of inherited conditions that can present at any time during your life. Lymph node(s) removal as a result of ...

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What triggers lymphedema?

Lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It results from a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling.

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What is the most common type of lymphedema?

Secondary lymphedema is the most common form of lymphedema. It is caused by disruption to the drainage of the lymphatic system that occurs with trauma. In the U.S., cancer treatments are the most common cause of damage to the lymphatic system. However, not everyone who has cancer treatment develops lymphedema.

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How do I get rid of lymphedema in my legs?

Lymphedema treatments include:


Exercises. Light exercises in which you move your affected limb may encourage lymph fluid drainage and help prepare you for everyday tasks, such as carrying groceries. ...


Wrapping your arm or leg. ...


Massage. ...


Pneumatic compression. ...


Compression garments. ...


Complete decongestive therapy (CDT).

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Will lymphedema go away?

Lymphedema can't be cured, but you can control the swelling and keep it from getting worse. Getting to and staying at a healthy weight may make it better, but "water pills" usually won't. Specialized lymphedema therapists can also help you manage the condition.

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