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How can I prevent lymphedema?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Most

Most lymphedem a is due to surgery that scars or eliminates lymphatic.
Sometimes this is necessary as part of cancer surgery. Other lymphedem a can be from a parasite and it can be contracted by barefoot walking or insect bytes.

In brief: Most

Most lymphedem a is due to surgery that scars or eliminates lymphatic.
Sometimes this is necessary as part of cancer surgery. Other lymphedem a can be from a parasite and it can be contracted by barefoot walking or insect bytes.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: May not be possible

Prevention of lymphedema is probably not truly possible but treatment is.
As dr. Brown said, if you have lymphedema learning how to do lymphatic massage is very important, as is wearing compression stockings, exercise, and weight loss if you are heavy.

In brief: May not be possible

Prevention of lymphedema is probably not truly possible but treatment is.
As dr. Brown said, if you have lymphedema learning how to do lymphatic massage is very important, as is wearing compression stockings, exercise, and weight loss if you are heavy.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Learn manual lymph

Learn how to do manual lymph drainage - lymphatics are the plumbers for the body - so you need to work on opposite side and inverse (ie if it is left side work right side and if it is foot work on arm pits and neck) - to mobilze normal lymphatics.
Lymphatics gets overwhelmed with sharp insult - so be careful about injury, and lifting. Heat is bad - so avoid hot showers. Flights are bad for lymph.

In brief: Learn manual lymph

Learn how to do manual lymph drainage - lymphatics are the plumbers for the body - so you need to work on opposite side and inverse (ie if it is left side work right side and if it is foot work on arm pits and neck) - to mobilze normal lymphatics.
Lymphatics gets overwhelmed with sharp insult - so be careful about injury, and lifting. Heat is bad - so avoid hot showers. Flights are bad for lymph.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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