At Risk for Lymphedema?
Are You at Risk of Developing Lymphedema?
Risk factors for lymphedema include:
- Cancer treatment including surgery, lymph node removal or biopsy, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
- Serious burns (including radiation), injuries, or surgeries that resulted in scarring or skin damage.
- Being overweight, especially if it limits your movement.
- Other medical conditions including lipedema, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), chronic heart failure (CHF), and other circulatory conditions.
- A family history of “fat legs” can be a sign of the inherited form of lymphedema.
If you have one or more risk factors, you:
- Can learn to minimize your chances of developing lymphedema.
- Should know the warning signs of lymphedema and its complications, an infection may be the first sign of lymphedema.
Living Well With Lymphedema provides the information you need:
- Warning signs of the onset of lymphedema
- Information about lymphedema diagnosis and treatment
- Related conditions and complications
- Lymphedema-specific first aid
- Prevention and nutrition tips
- Helpful advice about dealing with insurance issues
- Detailed explanation of the lymphatic system and its function
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