Living with Lymphedema

Living with lymphedema can be frustrating owing to the lack of a cure. The constant bandaging and caring for a limb can weigh you down, but knowing that it can be managed is of great help.

Here are some of the things you can do to help you cope.

  • Find out all you can about your problem. This will help you to better understand the symptoms and communicate better with your doctor.
  • Take care of the diseased limb and follow the advice of your doctor regarding its care.
  • Eat a healthy balanced diet with a lot of fruits and vegetables and keep fit by exercising.
  • Get in touch with others with the same problem. Support groups and online chat rooms can help you avoid the feeling of isolation and depression and enable you to cope better with your affliction.