The Complete Lymphedema Management and Nutrition Guide
Lymphedema treatment is an emerging area of interest and historically misunderstood and underdiagnosed. If started early, nutrition and exercise, along with treatment can stop or delay progression of the condition characterized by fluid retention and swelling that impacts about 10 million people in North America. It can be caused by infection, injury, genetic disorder, or as a complication of cancer treatment.
Chapters cover risk reduction, self-care, compression bandages, exercises, nutrition interventions to reduce inflammation, dietary fat changes, supplements, and meal planning. Skin care and weight issues are specifically discussed.