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Let's Talk Lymphoedema

The Essential Guide to Everything You Need to Know

By Peter Mortimer, Gemma Levine



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Lymphoedema is one of the most misunderstood and neglected conditions in healthcare today. According to a recent study, over 200,000 people in the UK may be living with it, often following being treated for cancer - it affects approximately one in five women after breast cancer treatment. Lymphoedema affects the lymphatic system, causing swelling and the fluid retention; it can also cause aching, heaviness and difficulty moving. There is no cure for lymphoedema, but there are ways to control the main symptoms. Let's Talk Lymphoedema is a friendly, informative guide that uses expert texts and photography to help sufferers deal with its debilitating and lifelong effects, providing information and inspiration to help them lead rich, vibrant lives. With essential medical information (immune system and infection; microsurgery; obesity; podiatry); treatment advice (diet; compression garments; physiotherapy; exercises); and day-to-day support (psychology, sexuality and others' perceptions), this is an essential read for sufferers, friends, family and medical professionals alike.

Product code: 9781783962853

ISBN 9781783962853
Dimensions H234xW156
No. of pages 210
Publisher Elliott & Thompson Limited
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