Women's Health

Breast Cancer Side Effects: Lymphedema

Lymphedema treatment commonly includes lifestyle changes

Some of the most popular treatments for lymphedema involves lifestyle changes. Maintaining a healthy weight and getting enough exercise will help your body cycle fluids efficiently. For swelling, there are sleeves and bandages that will reduce the swelling. Once scarring has developed under the soft tissue, more advanced treatments like diuretics may be necessary, but this is to be determined by your physician.