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Lymphoedema

Specialist care, support and advice for patients with lymphoedema.

Lymphoedema

About the service

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling in the body's tissues. It can affect any part of the body, but usually develops in the arms or legs.

Other symptoms of lymphoedema can include an aching, heavy feeling in affected body parts and difficulty moving them.

There is no cure for lymphoedema, but it is usually possible to control the main symptoms using techniques to minimise fluid build-up and stimulate the flow of fluid through the lymphatic system.

We provide specialist care, treatment, support and advice to patients with lymphedema, and their carers, via a team of expert nurses.

We will advise you on compression garments, taking good care of your skin, exercise, and having a healthy diet and lifestyle. We provide patient-centred care and individual treatment plans.

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Who is this service for?

For patients with specific acute and chronic lymphoedema care needs.

If you are a healthcare professional and wish to refer a patient to the Lymphoedema Service, please visit our New Referrals page

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Contact us

Marina Healthcare Centre Second Floor 2 Haven View Portishead North Somerset BS20 7QA

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