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Articles related to ‘Lymphedema’

Could Lymphedema Cause Arteriosclerosis?

New research is pointing to a possible link between lymphedema and arteriosclerosis – a potentially lethal vascular condition. Is arteriosclerosis a complication of lymphedema that patients should be worried about? Arteriosclerosis is a hardening and thickening of the arteries. These vascular changes can eventually restrict blood flow to organs and…

Should I wear lymphedema compression garments while exercising?

Compression bandaging and garments can help reduce swelling due to lymphedema, but should patients wear lymphedema compression garments while exercising? People with lymphedema suffer from lymphatic insufficiency, an inability to effectively clear extravascular fluid from affected tissues. Consequently, anything that increases fluid volume in an affected area could cause symptom…