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How to prevent lymphedema during the exercise

As you know, after surgery and/or radiation therapy to the arm, the lymphatic system is disrupted and does not function as effectively as before. Today we want to explain to you how to take care of your arm and prevent lymphedema when you exercise.

Strength training has been found to be effective and safe in reducing the risk of lymphedema because the muscle contraction helps move the lymph along the arm. In any case, and after doing any strength exercise with the arms, it is highly recommended to do pumping exercises to promote lymphatic circulation; to do this, place your hands at face level or higher, and open and close your hands 10 times.

Source: Geisalus No. 30


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