How is lymphoedema treated?

The recognised treatment for lymphoedema will depend on how early it has been picked up and will include some or all of the following:

Movement / Exercise that compliments the gentle movement of the lymph system.

Skin / Nail care (to maintain the integrity of the skin and prevent any bacteria from entering what is essentially the first point of defence for the lymphatic system)

Compression ( this may be with a light compression garment in early stages or for more advanced swelling ,with bandages and stronger compression garments.

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) or simple lymphatic drainage (SLD)