What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a condition in which a person experiences swelling in one or more parts of their body due to a buildup of lymph fluid, usually in the arms or legs. Treatment of lymphedema includes physical therapy, manual lymph drainage, compression garments, exercise, diet, and lifestyle modifications. Additionally, surgical procedures and medications may be used to reduce fluid accumulation and improve lymphatic system functioning. It is important to consult a healthcare professional to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Do I have Lymphedema?
Symptoms of lymphedema can include swelling in the arms or legs, heaviness in the affected area, and a feeling of tightness in the skin. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consult with your healthcare provider to determine if you have lymphedema.