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How Should I Treat My Lymphadema?

By    |   Tuesday, 01 July 2014 11:44 AM

Question: I have lymphedema in both legs and the swelling is terrible. Is there any new information about how to treat it?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Lymphedema comes from accumulated fluid resulting from diseased or obstructed lymphatic drainage, or obstructed, diseased, or infiltrated lymph nodes. We have little new information on lymphatic drainage, but most treatment focuses on massage and assistance with physical drainage in those with obstructed lymphatics.
As with venous drainage, lymphatic drainage issues are still better prevented than treated. There is hope that we will see some improvement in treatment options soon with the advent of stem cell tissue replacement procedures.

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Lymphedema is usually treated with massage and other approaches.
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