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Does eating salty foods make lymphedema worse?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
A high salt diet can cause water retention and may increase lymphedema but the underlying problem is inadequate movement of the legs to cause the fluid ti pool in the legs.

In brief: Possibly
A high salt diet can cause water retention and may increase lymphedema but the underlying problem is inadequate movement of the legs to cause the fluid ti pool in the legs.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Shane Parmer
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: It might
Excessive salt intake can lead to fluid retention and may make conditions such as lymphedema and venous insufficiency more difficult to control.

In brief: It might
Excessive salt intake can lead to fluid retention and may make conditions such as lymphedema and venous insufficiency more difficult to control.
Dr. Shane Parmer
Dr. Shane Parmer
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Salty food
salty foods may cause fluid retention which is different than lymphedema which is a problem with lymph channels, so when you stop eating the salty foods that swelling will improve.

In brief: Salty food
salty foods may cause fluid retention which is different than lymphedema which is a problem with lymph channels, so when you stop eating the salty foods that swelling will improve.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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