Today is the start of Lymphoedema Awareness Week 2020– so what is lymphoedema?
It is a chronic disease causing swelling of the limbs and other body parts. It is estimated that up to 250 million people worldwide may suffer with lymphoedema.
As yet, there is no cure and those with the condition may have body disfigurement, pain, less mobility, and be more prone to some infections. To date there has been a paucity of research, lack of a knowledge base by professionals, and poor understanding of the absolute needs for treatment by funders leaving many people with the condition unable to afford the necessary treatment.
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