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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Not likely: Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic lifelong problem that can be controlled but probably never cured. There are some new micro surgical techniques ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Unfortunately, no...: ...However, many people with lymphedema will benefit greatly by the use of physical therapy. I recommend you seek out a referral to a physical therap ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
48 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Not in near future: Lymphatic reconstruction is still a chimeric notion, all available methods have failed.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in Phlebology
YEs: There are several medical specialties that focus on lympedema. In order of frequency: vascular medicine specialist, vein specialist also called phle ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in Phlebology
Low sodium and...: Someone with lymphedema should be on relatively low sodium diet. 2 grams of salt a day would be ideal. But you may be able to eat even up to 4 grams ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
No: If the stocking broke, it is best to get a new one. In fact, you should change it twice a year if you are using them every day. They loose the effec ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience in Podiatry
Depending on...: Where you live, either seeing a podiatrist or cardiologist who specializes in venous disease would be a good place to start. If it affects the lower ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience in Phlebology
Not as a first step: The mainstay of treatment for lymphedema is still conservative. This includes weight control, stretching exercises, lymphatic drainage massage, wear ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Tough question: There are few proven surgical options for lymphedema. If your lymphedema is preventing you from achieving a dream, seek out a dedicated lymphedema spe ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience in Vascular Surgery
See a specialist: Lymphedema nurse specialists can be unbelievably helpful in providing emotional support and counseling, education about skin care, and also in providi ... Read More
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