Plain english answers to the questions we are most frequently asked about Lymphoedema & Lipoedema.
When presented with a diagnosis of lymphoedema access to information and knowledge is your first line of defence.
Lymphoedema is a specific swelling (oedema) that occurs when the lymphatic system does not adequately drain the lymph from the tissues under the skin.
Lymphoedema requires lifelong self-care to manage it effectively. Here we outline some of the treatments currently available.
Research has identified early detection and treatment of lymphoedema may minimise lymphoedema and provide the best results.
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?”
Information about the public health system and related services. If you have lymphoedema and hold a Medicare card you are eligible to use Queensland’s free health care system.
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