Lymphedema: The Under-diagnosed and Under-insured Disease that Affects People Across the World
Millions of people across the world uffer from lymphedema and don’t know it. They are also unaware of the treatments available to them.
Lymphedema most frequently affects the limbs, but can occur in any part of the body.
Lymphedema is an incurable disease. It can be hereditary, or caused by surgery or injury – anything that damages the lymph nodes or lymphatic drainage system. Cancer treatments that remove or damage lymph nodes are the most common cause.
Due to lack of public awareness and medical provider education, patients suffering from lymphedema often go undiagnosed, and once they are diagnosed.
“Worldwide there will be 27.5 million new cases of cancer each year by 2040” – That is a scary statistic.
And with that number of people being impacted by cancer and the huge number of people receiving medical treatment for cancer, a huge number will also develop Lymphoedema as a result of that treatment. Everyone knows what cancer is, so why don’t more people know about Lymphoedema?
March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month and Aideen from Beautiful Life Yoga and will be sharing some tips throughout the month on her social media .
Movement is essential to our physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing. However, many of us have been moving less due to covid-related restrictions this past year. It’s a worrying trend and one which has serious implications for our quality of life.
Aideen offers online yoga classes, Fitness, Strength and Conditioning classes, online via zoom to help get you moving more frequently, more effectively and to get those happy hormones pumping through your veins. And all from the comfort of your own home.
So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with her to register and start your journey back to a balance life-style.
Please check out her Facebook, Instagram and/or LinkedIn and share the posts where possible, there is definitely someone you know who will learn something
beneficial for their health and wellbeing.
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Instagram and Facebook: beauifullife.mld
MLD Website : www.mld.ie
LinkedIn – Aideen Schweppe
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