Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers What is lymphoedema? The lymphatic system is a drainage system and part of the immune system. The system is made up of lymphatic vessels, nodes, specific organs, and lymph fluid. The lymph fluid is protein-rich and contains immune cells that...

Lymphoedema – The How and Why

Lymphoedema – The How and Why When presented with a diagnosis of lymphoedema access to information and knowledge is your first line of defence. By understanding exactly what is happening within your body you will feel more in control and better positioned to...

About Lymphoedema

About Lymphoedema The lymphatic system is a drainage system and part of the immune system. The system is made up of lymphatic vessels, nodes, specific organs and lymph fluid. The lymph fluid is protein rich and contains immune cells that protect the body against...

Treatment Options

Treatment Options Lymphoedema requires lifelong self-care to manage it effectively. Here we outline some of the treatments currently available. Skin Care – The skin changes with lymphoedema therefore needs attention. Keep it clean, moisturised and avoid breaks to the...

Self Management

Self-Management Research has identified early detection and treatment of lymphoedema may minimise lymphoedema and provide the best results. Therefore, it is important to look after the affected body part promptly. Self-management techniques: Maintain a healthy weight....

Coping With Lymphoedema

Coping With Lymphoedema A diagnosis of lymphoedema can cause both physical and emotional disruption in your life. In the early stages it is not unusual to be asking “Why did this happen to me?” and these thoughts can bring on a range of emotions such as anger, anxiety...