Lymphoedema support group

Lymphoedema support group

Posted on 27 November 2017 by Monika Reichelt

In October we held a support meeting for patients with lymphoedema. Although there are various patient support groups for conditions like cancer or MS, there had not been any kind of local support for lymphoedema patients before.

During the group meetings patients are able to share their experiences of living with lymphoedema as well as have the opportunity to learn more about their condition. This time we talked about how to stimulate lymph flow through breathing exercises and self lymph massage. We were happy to learn that the patients found the session very useful and informative.

More sessions will be planned for the new year, looking into giving patients advice on exercises, discuss footwear and how to look after their swollen arm/leg while on holiday. Watch this space for more updates!