Lymphoedema caused by various reasons, such as swelling in the arms and legs, significantly reduces the quality of life can. However, it can be treated with the right methods. Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialists say that Lymph edema is a disease of the character with abnormal and excessive accumulation of lymphatics, which are the dumps of our bodies.
The diagnosis of this disease is firstly seen on the wrist, with the swelling that occurs later in the leg. If we wear rings, and watches, they no longer fit you due the swellings in the hands.
It is a condition that disturbs the psychological situation that changes the psycho-social life of the patient and restricts the social life of the patient. It is very important to start early diagnosis and early treatment here because it will be a little more difficult to reach successful results if the disease is very advanced stages. If first notice it is very important to be interviewed immediately with a physical therapist. Early diagnosis always facilitates the treatment.
Protecting the extremity, arm or leg after the treatment is important. The patients must be careful for the epilation and nail cutting or nail care to avoid any damage to the skin. They must protect themselves from sunburn. They must stay far away from wearing very narrow dresses. Another important thing is reducing salt consumption. Patients must also take care of their weights after the treatment. And, physical exercises must be a life style by the help of a specialist.