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Old 09-21-2010, 04:52 PM   #5
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Re: lymphedema concerns

Originally Posted by sharona714 View Post
Hi Leea,
Thank you for getting back to me. Does your brother actually have LE? If he does, it is soooo good to know that he rarely worries about it and only wraps when he flies. Does he wear compression garments during the day? Does his swelling come and go? Sorry for all the questions but if you can get back to me with more info, I would appreciate it
I have it also. If you are diagnosed with lymphedema, you should ask your doctor to send you to a lymphedema massage therapist. This is usually a physical therapist that is trained in lymphedema massage. They will do massage therapy on you and teach you the techniques so that you can do that at home to yourself. In the meantime, stay away from salt, carbonated sodas (especially non diet sodas) and drink as much water as you can during the day. Even though this is not a water accumulation problem, drinking water does help keep the swelling down.