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A question about Lymphodema

Discussion in 'Cardiology & Blood Pressure Issues' started by judson1982, May 27, 2018.

  1. judson1982

    judson1982 New Member

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    An ultrasound on the veins in my legs showed this; but the only thing I am finding out about this via online searches is that it is a side effect of cancer--something I never had. Since a second ultrasound on my arteries showed no problems (like Peripheral Artery Disease or Congestive Heart Failure), what could be causing the lymphodema? Could it be a consequence of high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, or being overweight (all of these aforementioned conditions are ones I have been diagnosed with)?
     
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  2. Kevin Snow

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    Lymphedema, also known as lymphoedema and lymphatic edema, is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system, which normally returns interstitial fluid to the bloodstream. Wikipedia

    It says that its a common complication from the treatment of cancer however many people are genetically disposed to it. I'm sure your weight is creating the problem and you should get to regular exercise as soon as possible.
     
  3. Brightmoon

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    Id guess yes to all of the above . However, rather than have me guess you’d be better off
    speaking with your doctor(s)
     
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