How Lymphedema Affects Men and Women Differently

October 11, 2018

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.

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Weight Management and Lymphedema Treatment: Why the Two Go Hand in Hand

March 5, 2015

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.

What Causes Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery? How Is It Treated?

October 30, 2014

Lymphedema is one of the most common side effects of breast cancer treatments, but many women are unaware of what causes it or how it can be treated.

After undergoing surgery or other breast cancer treatments, you may develop lymphedema. Many breast cancer patients are not made completely aware that lymphedema is a possible complication of their procedure, and it can take years before symptoms arise. Although lymphedema is an irreversible condition, it can be managed with the proper treatment if you know how to recognize it.

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