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Suggest precautions to be taken for primary lymphedema during travelling

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Posted on Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Question: Hi, I have been diagnosed with primary lymphedema on left lower leg . I need to go on a long distance flight due to family emergency. I'm currently wearing a grade 2 (20-30mg) full garment. My question is, what other precaution should I take? Thank you, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ashish Verma (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
just try to walk in the flight at regular interval

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Though your stockings should suffice, but try to walk in the flight at regular intervals preferably every two hours for few mins. If that will not be possible then try moving your ankle and knee joints while seated, as much as possible, specially before and after a nap.

And avoid any injury to that leg.

Regards,
Dr. Ashish Verma
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Suggest precautions to be taken for primary lymphedema during travelling

Brief Answer: just try to walk in the flight at regular interval Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Welcome to HealthcareMagic. Though your stockings should suffice, but try to walk in the flight at regular intervals preferably every two hours for few mins. If that will not be possible then try moving your ankle and knee joints while seated, as much as possible, specially before and after a nap. And avoid any injury to that leg. Regards, Dr. Ashish Verma