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What to do if I have lymphedema in both legs.any advice?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
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In brief: Reduce Swelling

Lymphedema is due to increased back pressure in either the lymphatic or venous systems or a combination of both.
It can occur in any extremity and most commonly in the legs. The goal of treatment is to reduce the pressure by several modalities-elevation, compression stockings or bandages, lymphedema massage and sequential segmental pumps. Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic condition.

In brief: Reduce Swelling

Lymphedema is due to increased back pressure in either the lymphatic or venous systems or a combination of both.
It can occur in any extremity and most commonly in the legs. The goal of treatment is to reduce the pressure by several modalities-elevation, compression stockings or bandages, lymphedema massage and sequential segmental pumps. Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic condition.
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Seek out a good lymphedema treatment center for the best results and management. Good luck!
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Venous evaluation

Have you had a venous evaluation? Often venous disease co-exists with lymphedema and contributes to the symptoms of swelling especially if there is discoloration of the leg.
Whereas lymphedema has no cure, treating the venous component can reduce the symptoms

In brief: Venous evaluation

Have you had a venous evaluation? Often venous disease co-exists with lymphedema and contributes to the symptoms of swelling especially if there is discoloration of the leg.
Whereas lymphedema has no cure, treating the venous component can reduce the symptoms
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