We all love the summer, but sometimes it can be so difficult having Lymphoedema or Oedema when you're booking your holiday. Sometimes it can feel as if you can't do what everyone else can. Well, follow these 3 tips and you'll be able to enjoy your holiday. A bit of hard work in the evening and morning means you can enjoy the rest of your day without stressing. 1. Always use a high factor suncream! We cannot stress the importance of using a high-factor suncream which is waterp
The single most important fact for managing leg lymphoedema is exercise! Exercise helps lymph fluid move through the lymphatic system. This helps to reduce lymphoedema swelling because exercise makes the muscles contract and push lymph through the lymph vessels. Exercises have other benefits. They can help you to keep a full range of movement and generally make you feel better. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are reviewing the best exercises. Befo
In the past, testing for lymphoedema was very difficult but nowadays there are plenty of ways that doctors or other health professionals can test for lymphoedema (if you haven't heard of lymphoedema, feel free to take a look at What is Lymphoedema. A few ways that doctors test for lymphoedema nowadays is: 1. Check symptoms and medical history 2. Examine affected body part 3. Measuring limb volume In some cases, tests to calculate the volume of an affected limb may be carried
Do you or someone you know have lymphoedema? Do you get tired of telling people over and over again what it is and wish there was an easier way? Well, just send them a link to this page and they can watch the video for themselves. Easy as pie. Happy learning!