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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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New Publication on Lymphedema


It is with great pleasure to announce that the third edition of the textbook “Lymphedema Management” is now published and available.



The first two editions authored by Joachim Zuther have enjoyed wide distribution, aiding thousands of practitioners and patients worldwide, and this new edition represents an exciting step forward for . . . → Read More: New Publication on Lymphedema

A Closer Look at Lipedema and the Effects on the Lymphatic System


Lipedema is characterized by symmetric enlargement of the limbs, generally affecting the lower extremities extending from the hips to the ankles secondary to the deposition of fat; upper extremities are affected in 30% (1) of the cases.

Lipedema is not rare and not caused by a disorder of the lymphatic system, but is . . . → Read More: A Closer Look at Lipedema and the Effects on the Lymphatic System

Nutritional Aspects in Lymphedema


Patients affected by lymphedema should try their best to achieve and maintain a reasonable weight in order to reduce the risk factors associated with obesity (see blog entry December 3, 2010).

What is the Lymphedema Diet? The truth is that there is no special diet for lymphedema. Patients affected by lymphedema, just like . . . → Read More: Nutritional Aspects in Lymphedema

Obesity and Lymphedema


Obesity contributes to the onset of lymphedema and often worsens the symptoms of already existing lymphedema. In a study conducted by researchers of the University of Missouri-Columbia (published in 2008 in the Journal of Lymphoedema Vol.3, No.2), it was suggested that the risk of developing upper extremity lymphedema following breast cancer surgery was . . . → Read More: Obesity and Lymphedema