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Does weight loss improve lymphedema?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Along with weight loss, exercise, lymphatic massage, and compression all help.

In brief: Absolutely
Along with weight loss, exercise, lymphatic massage, and compression all help.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Weight loss can help by decreasing pressure on your veins and lymph vessels, especially in your legs.
It won't cure your lymphedema, but losing weight will make it less likely to worsen and easier to treat.

In brief: Yes
Weight loss can help by decreasing pressure on your veins and lymph vessels, especially in your legs.
It won't cure your lymphedema, but losing weight will make it less likely to worsen and easier to treat.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Lymphedema
Weight loss will not resolve issue but it would help in preventing worsening of problem

In brief: Lymphedema
Weight loss will not resolve issue but it would help in preventing worsening of problem
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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