Welcome to edema network Europe & International

The European Edema Network has been created to serve the interests and wishes of people affected by diseases of the lymphatic system and to propagate an exchange of ideas among them. We are striving to create national and international lymphedema networks which allow a quick and uncomplicated exchange of information. More Infos on pages.   German Edema Network    


Lymphedema

According to conservative estimates, about one million people in Germany suffer more or less from some disease of the lymphatic system lip- and phlebedemas. Most patients have learnt details about the disease and the appropriate modes of treatment inadvertently from therapists or self-help groups. Throughout the entire course of medical studies, little attention is devoted to the diseases of the lymphatic system, and consequently students and doctors in Germany have little acquaintance with the problems of lymphedema. Because of the increasing numbers of surgical operations, the incidence of lymphedema has certainly increased, but improvements in treatment and refined therapeutic techniques have done much to lessen the burden of the disease. Depending on its severity, oedema is subdivided into different stage. Edema Network Germany

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