A 33-year-old member asked:
are there important dietary concerns for people with lymphedema?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kathryn Wagner answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Not much: Not much is really in the literature. I tell my patients to limit salt to decrease fluid retention in general. Really it's the exercises and massage that will help the most.
Answered on Oct 10, 2012
Dr. Khashayar Salartash answered
29 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: Lymphedema is a long term problem that needs long term management to be truly successful. Manual lymphatic drainage and compression therapy are the mainstays of treatment.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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