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Nutrition and Lymphoedema

Nutrition and Lymphoedema

 As a lymphoedema therapist I am often asked by patients “What about diet?”  “Should I change my diet?” The first response I have is “Well, let’s talk about your nutrition then”. Immediately, I take the focus away from the word diet, which often has a negative connotation and replace it with the word nutrition.

Exercise, Oedema, Breathing and Bandage

Exercise, Oedema, Breathing and Bandage

We know from research that exercise helps lymph move through the lymphatic system. Exercise makes the muscles contract and pushes lymph through the lymph vessels