Lymphedema and COVID-19

These are anxious times and you may want to know if lymphedema poses any additional health risks in relation to COVID-19. Below is a website link from LSN (Lymphoedema Support Network) and LE&RN (Lymphatic Education and Research Network) that provides valuable information. It also gives advice if you wear a compression glove or a sleeve with a hand attachment.

https://lymphaticnetwork.org/documents/LSN_LERN_Covid19_Guidelines_2020.pdf

Now that you may have some time on your hands, below is a link from NLN (National Lymphedema Network). NLN is offering open access to all videos from the 2019 NLN Conference. It’s exciting and encouraging to see the strides being made in the management of lymphedema.

https://lymphnet.org

Take care of yourselves. As my mother has told me during difficult times, “This too shall pass.”

Karen

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