Health Matters: March is Lymphedema Awareness Month
Up to 10 million Americans, and hundreds of millions of people worldwide, suffer from lymphedema and other lymphatic disorders. In the United States, that’s more people than are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Parkinson’s disease and AIDS combined. Both children and adults, males and females, can develop lymphatic conditions. But, it often goes undiagnosed until the symptoms have progressed to the point that lymphedema is very difficult to treat, and hospitalization is frequent due to infections and wounds. March is Lymphedema Awareness Month, and during this podcast we talk with experts Jonas Sykes, physical therapy director and Jeannie Lee, certified lymphedema therapist and occupational therapist assistant at Aultman Lymphedema Management Clinic.