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FAQ's About Lymphedema

Is there a cure for lymphedema?

There's no cure for lymphedema. There is treatment that can reduce the swelling and control the pain.

Is exercise good for lymphedema?

Exercise is extremely important for managing lymphedema. By using your muscles, the flow of lymph fluid is increased and helps move the fluid away from the affected area(s). An additional benefit, especially with maintaining a healthy weight, which reduces inflammation and swelling.

Is there a cure for lymphedema?

There's no cure for lymphedema. There is treatment that can reduce the swelling and control the pain.

Is exercise good for lymphedema?

Exercise is extremely important for managing lymphedema. By using your muscles, the flow of lymph fluid is increased and helps move the fluid away from the affected area(s). An additional benefit, especially with maintaining a healthy weight, which reduces inflammation and swelling.

Can a special diet cure lymphedema?

There is no cure for lymphedema. Although, there is no recommended diet for lymphedema, making healthier choices can help maintain the body's inflammatory response and overall fluid balance.

Can you be born with lymphedema?

Yes, hereditary lymphedema is a genetic disorder affecting the lymphatic system.

Can a special diet cure lymphedema?

There is no cure for lymphedema. Although, there is no recommended diet for lymphedema, making healthier choices can help maintain the body's inflammatory response and overall fluid balance.

Can you be born with lymphedema?

Yes, hereditary lymphedema is a genetic disorder affecting the lymphatic system.

Can anyone develop lymphedema?

Yes. Everyone has a lymphatic system. You can develop through a number of different ways. Cancer treatment (removal of lymphnodes), radation, infections, trauma, insect bites and etc.

How many lymphnodes do we have?

600-700 lymphnodes throughout our body.

Can anyone develop lymphedema?

Yes. Everyone has a lymphatic system. You can develop through a number of different ways. Cancer treatment (removal of lymphnodes), radation, infections, trauma, insect bites and etc.

How many lymphnodes do we have?

600-700 lymphnodes throughout our body.

What does our lymphatic system do?

Drains fluid (toxins) from our skin, joints, muscles and organs. It is our filtration system for our body.

What does our lymphatic system do?

Drains fluid (toxins) from our skin, joints, muscles and organs. It is our filtration system for our body.

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