What is a Lymphatic Disorder?
Lymphatic disorders affect the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Learn more about what lymphatic disorders are and what causes them.
Because conditions like lymphedema, lipedema, and certain venous diseases are chronic and progressive, daily management is important to keep your symptoms from getting worse and to improve your quality of life.
Clinical experts recommend a multi-pronged approach to managing chronic swelling. Working with your doctor and the rest of your care team, you can find the right combination of lifestyle changes, in-office treatments, and at-home therapies to help you take control of your condition.
Sometimes simple lifestyle changes can make a significant difference in how you feel, including your swelling and related symptoms. Some examples include:
Your care team may also prescribe or suggest therapies you can do at home to help manage your symptoms. These may include:
Your doctor may refer you to a specialist for treatments to reduce your swelling and alleviate other symptoms. Examples of in-office treatments commonly prescribed for swelling include:
Chronic swelling can be managed effectively. Following your care plan and making time for therapies as prescribed puts you back in control of how you feel.