Side effects and symptoms

Lymphoedema

If you're living with lymphoedema we have information and support for you.

Lymphoedema playlist

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Lymphoedema playlist

Watch our videos to find out about the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema and how to cope.

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Watch our videos to find out about the signs and symptoms of lymphoedema and how to cope.

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What is lymphoedema?

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling when the lymphatic system is not able to drain fluid properly.

Skin care for lymphoedema

If you have lymphoedema, good skin care is essential. Looking after your skin is an important way of preventing infection.

Lymphatic drainage

Lymphatic drainage is a form of specialised massage that stimulates the lymphatic system. It helps drain fluid away.

Living with lymphoedema

You'll have regular check-ups for lymphoedema. It’s important to maintain a healthy weight and manage any effects on your lifestyle.