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My mom was diagnosed with lymphedema. How serious is this condition?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The answer to this question depends on the cause of the lymphedema.
Many forms of lymphedema are secondary to some other problem. Once the primary problem is resolved then the lymphedema is resolved. It is best to seek the opinion of a physician with special interest in lymphedema.

In brief: Depends

The answer to this question depends on the cause of the lymphedema.
Many forms of lymphedema are secondary to some other problem. Once the primary problem is resolved then the lymphedema is resolved. It is best to seek the opinion of a physician with special interest in lymphedema.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

It is difficult to walk the worse the lymphedema becomes and with inactivity the area can ulcerative, leak and possible become secondarily infected.
Movement is important stair stepping with support will help, as well as enzymes - bromelain, serrapetase or wobenzym.

In brief: Varies

It is difficult to walk the worse the lymphedema becomes and with inactivity the area can ulcerative, leak and possible become secondarily infected.
Movement is important stair stepping with support will help, as well as enzymes - bromelain, serrapetase or wobenzym.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Lymphedema

this is a chronic condition, and requires daily use of a compression stocking to prevent worsening of the swelling.
additional therapies include manual lymphatic decongestion(MLD), or a lymphedema pump, however stocking are the main need.

In brief: Lymphedema

this is a chronic condition, and requires daily use of a compression stocking to prevent worsening of the swelling.
additional therapies include manual lymphatic decongestion(MLD), or a lymphedema pump, however stocking are the main need.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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