March is Lymphoedema Awareness month 8 Mar 2021
Lymphoedema is a swelling that can happen when the lymphatic system is not working properly. Lymphoedema may develop after surgery or injury to the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system may also be disrupted due to cancer treatment, but lymphoedema can also develop seemingly out of nowhere. If you get these feelings in your arms, legs, trunk or head and neck, you may be developing lymphoedema:
TIGHTNESS- Jewellery, shoes or clothing feel too tight, particularly on one side, without overall weight gain. The skin may also feel tight or stretched in the same area.
SWELLING- The area looks bigger than before or compared to the other side. This may not be something that others notice; just the person who has swelling.
ACHING- The area feels achy or heavy, especially at the end of the day
Do you have or know of someone who has any of these signs?
If so, we have a specialist onboard who can assess your condition and recommend treatment that could help you. Please give us a call to book in a consultation with Faye Marie.