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What must I eat if lymphedema?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good diet

Lymphedema fluid is high in protein and so the fluid that creates the swelling pulls a lot of protein out of your circulation.
As a result, a higher protein diet is a good idea. Avoiding salt is also smart. A fluid restriction is not thought to be helpful. Otherwise a healthy general diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is a good thing. If you are overweight, weight loss helps the swelling.

In brief: Good diet

Lymphedema fluid is high in protein and so the fluid that creates the swelling pulls a lot of protein out of your circulation.
As a result, a higher protein diet is a good idea. Avoiding salt is also smart. A fluid restriction is not thought to be helpful. Otherwise a healthy general diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is a good thing. If you are overweight, weight loss helps the swelling.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lymphedema

There are no dietary restrictions and there are no special foods to eat

In brief: Lymphedema

There are no dietary restrictions and there are no special foods to eat
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Bret Boyle
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Protein & sodium.

Consistent protein in diet can help and too much sodium can make things worse.

In brief: Protein & sodium.

Consistent protein in diet can help and too much sodium can make things worse.
Dr. Bret Boyle
Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Alkaline foods

Try to alkalinize your diet.
Lymphatics respond very well to betaine hcl cleanze. We use betaine hcl 4gm twice daily with modified citrus pectin 2gm twice daily and chlorella drinks. Learn how to mud pack these areas to pull the toxins out - mix medi magma with aloe and apply as paste to areas of edema leave on for 15 min and wash this off.

In brief: Alkaline foods

Try to alkalinize your diet.
Lymphatics respond very well to betaine hcl cleanze. We use betaine hcl 4gm twice daily with modified citrus pectin 2gm twice daily and chlorella drinks. Learn how to mud pack these areas to pull the toxins out - mix medi magma with aloe and apply as paste to areas of edema leave on for 15 min and wash this off.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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