Lymphedema in Legs

Lymphedema in legs occurs as a result of inefficient drainage of the lymphatic fluid. The swelling brought by lymphedema can be a great source of discomfort as it can restrict movement, creates a feeling of heaviness or tightness, and increases one’s risk of infections.

Ways to Improve the Lymphedema

While lymphedema cannot be cured, there are things you can do to manage the symptoms and improve your condition. Here are some of them:

1. Avoid activities that further impede the flow of lymphatic fluid

Engaging in activities that further impede the flow of lymphatic fluid can only worsen the lymphedema in legs. These include prolonged sitting and crossing the legs.

If your work requires hours of sitting, you can take mini breaks to promote good circulation of fluid in your body.

2. Move the affected leg

In contrast to what many people believe, certain exercises do not worsen the lymphedema. Under proper supervision, exercise can even benefit those with lymphedema.

Deep abnormal breathing and exercises utilizing some of the common gym equipment like elliptical machine and treadmill can help improve the flow of the lymphatic fluid.

3. Eat right

Eating right may not be able to treat lymphedema but it can help in alleviating the swelling and keep you within normal or healthy weight range (obesity is a risk factor in the development of lymphedema).

Cutting back on sodium, getting sufficient amount of protein with minimum amount of fat, and keeping yourself well-hydrated can help in reducing the swelling and other symptoms associated with lymphedema.

4. Take care of your skin

Skin trauma or infection can worsen lymphedema in legs as it can cause further damage to the lymphatic system. Hence, skincare is crucial if you have lymphedema.

Here are some of the ways you can take care of your skin to keep it free from injury or infection:

  • Keep your skin clean and dry.

  • Use mild skin cleansers; harsh chemicals in soaps can strip away your skin’s natural moisture, making it dry and more prone to trauma.

  • Clean and treat cuts right away with clean water and antiseptic solution.

  • If you’re prone to insect or mosquito bites, use an insect repellent lotion and resist the temptation to scratch the affected site.

  • Avoid exposing your affected leg to extremes of temperature (too hot or too cold).

5. Use compression garments
Compression garments are therapeutic garments specifically designed to improve blood and lymph circulation. Using compression garments can help improve lymphedema in legs as it keeps the blood from pooling into the veins. Promoting good blood flow can reduce swelling in the legs.

When choosing compression garments, it’s important to choose those that are comfortable to wear yet promote healing of the affected site.

Bioflect Therapy Garments has a wide range of products for lymphedema. Utilizing far infrared therapy, the garments make use of your body’s energy to promote healing of lymphedema in legs. Its full range of products for lymphedema can be found here.


josefine handerson

Date 7/21/2016

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