Your chances of developing secondary lymphedema after cancer or related treatments are medically the same whether you are a man or a woman. But which limbs are affected- and how seriously you take the risk- is often gender-specific.
Lymphedema is a serious medical problem that impacts millions of lives. While there are many types of treatment, weight management may just be the key to reducing lymphedema symptoms.
Lymphedema is a condition that occurs when there is an accumulation of protein-rich fluids in tissues that are not being properly drained by the lymphatic system. Not everything is known about the cause of lymphedema. However, there seems to be correlation between a genetic predisposition and obesity. Losing weight is commonly believed to help reduce lymphedema symptoms. This means that weight management in lymphedema treatment is absolutely vital.
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