Sometimes. Acquired lymphedema during pregnancy or from overload of venous insufficiency may be treated successfully by wearing compression stockings during pregnancy and then treated by a vein specialist and a lymphedema specialist after the pregnancy. See a lymphedema specialist: lymphology association of north america and find a phlebolgy specialist: www.Phlebolgy.Org and www.Morrisonvein.Org for more.
Not curable. Unfortunately, lymphedema cannot be cured but it can be controlled. As drs. Westfried and morrison said, with exercise, compression, weight control, and lymphatic massage, the swelling can be well controlled much of the time, but it takes effort on your part to do that. If there is a venous disease component to the swelling (as there often is), vein treatment is beneficial.