lymphedema

katabo
katabo Member Posts: 61
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
i have lite swelling in hand what ccan cause this or cure this?

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  • judy22
    judy22 Member Posts: 117
    This sounds like the starting of lymphedema. I have it myself. There is no cure but you can control it. I go to a lynphedema clinic and they help alot.Ask your Dr. about one. Judy
  • kelli63
    kelli63 Member Posts: 84
    DEAR KAT
    HANG IN THERE ITS NORMAL FOR THE BODY TO SWELL SOME AFTER CHEMO AND DURING RADIATION. MY LEGS SWELLED BUT I DID WARM BATHS LEMON REGIMENT AND MASSAGE THERAPY. THE LEMONS WILL HELP BECAUSE IT IS A NATURAL DIRECTIC AND THE BODY IS PROBABL=Y CRAVING IT. AND AS FAR FAR AS THE HEAT. DO IT AT YOUR OWN TEMPERATURE. TRY THE LEMONS AND SEE IF YOU CAN HANDLE THE TASTE TWO TEASPOONS A DAY. I NORMALLY MIXED IT WITH WATER AND ADDED A SUGAR SUB TO HELP EASE THETASTE. HANG IN THERE AND LET ME KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING
  • katabo
    katabo Member Posts: 61
    kelli63 said:

    DEAR KAT
    HANG IN THERE ITS NORMAL FOR THE BODY TO SWELL SOME AFTER CHEMO AND DURING RADIATION. MY LEGS SWELLED BUT I DID WARM BATHS LEMON REGIMENT AND MASSAGE THERAPY. THE LEMONS WILL HELP BECAUSE IT IS A NATURAL DIRECTIC AND THE BODY IS PROBABL=Y CRAVING IT. AND AS FAR FAR AS THE HEAT. DO IT AT YOUR OWN TEMPERATURE. TRY THE LEMONS AND SEE IF YOU CAN HANDLE THE TASTE TWO TEASPOONS A DAY. I NORMALLY MIXED IT WITH WATER AND ADDED A SUGAR SUB TO HELP EASE THETASTE. HANG IN THERE AND LET ME KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING

    hi kelli are you still in calif? thanks for the info i do lemons alot have been drinking sodas lately....i'll get back to the lemons...
  • cruf
    cruf Member Posts: 908
    katabo said:

    hi kelli are you still in calif? thanks for the info i do lemons alot have been drinking sodas lately....i'll get back to the lemons...

    Be careful with the warm baths. Heat can increase swelling. Tepid(body temp.) is better! Cathy
  • katabo
    katabo Member Posts: 61
    cruf said:

    Be careful with the warm baths. Heat can increase swelling. Tepid(body temp.) is better! Cathy

    gee thanks i've been taking alot of hot epsom saLT baths and jaccuzzi too maybe this was the reson it swelled ....