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Is there any successful treatment for life long lymphedema in the legs?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lymphedema treatment

Unfortunately, if you haven't had surgery and/or radiation, there is a very good chance that the cause of your lymphedema will be impossible to determine.
If there is a treatable cause, it should be treated. Otherwise, the treatment is manual lymphatic drainage, compression stockings, decongestion exercises, weight loss (if needed), and intermittent pneumatic compression for life.

In brief: Lymphedema treatment

Unfortunately, if you haven't had surgery and/or radiation, there is a very good chance that the cause of your lymphedema will be impossible to determine.
If there is a treatable cause, it should be treated. Otherwise, the treatment is manual lymphatic drainage, compression stockings, decongestion exercises, weight loss (if needed), and intermittent pneumatic compression for life.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Serial compression

Serial compression wraps to the legs are an effective way to push the fluid slowly out of the legs in cases of lymphedema.
This can be a slow process, and wearing the wraps 24 hrs a day can be difficult to tolerate.

In brief: Serial compression

Serial compression wraps to the legs are an effective way to push the fluid slowly out of the legs in cases of lymphedema.
This can be a slow process, and wearing the wraps 24 hrs a day can be difficult to tolerate.
Dr. John Ebner
Dr. John Ebner
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: CDT

Complex decongestive therapy - at home use a old sock filled with popcorn foam - package foam tie the end of sock use one on top of leg another one in calf area and use ace wrap to keep this in place - will help breakdown fluid and improve edema.

In brief: CDT

Complex decongestive therapy - at home use a old sock filled with popcorn foam - package foam tie the end of sock use one on top of leg another one in calf area and use ace wrap to keep this in place - will help breakdown fluid and improve edema.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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