The Early Signs of Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema can affect a variety of people of all ages. It is a chronic swelling, usually of an arm or a leg. It is often progressive and can lead to skin changes, skin infections and difficulty with mobility due to increased limb weight. Knowing some of the early signs, so you can get early treatment to improve your overall outcomes.

 

What to do if you suspect you have lymphoedema

If you suspect that you have early lymphoedema, you should see a qualified lymphoedema therapist. The therapist will take your medical history and assess you for risk factors that may predispose you to lymphoedema . They can then advise you on the appropriate treatment and refer you for further investigations if necessary.