Sep 10, 2019 07:50AM - edited Sep 10, 2019 07:56AM by Spoonie77
Many people experience a variety of SEs or vice versa a rainbow of different improvements for many reasons since our bodies are all different. One thing works for another while it may not work at all for another. Unfortunately this seems to be true for Lymphedema.
Perhaps losing weight will help your LE. I hope it does! That would be wonderful and certainly has happened in the case of your friend. However if it doesn't, please do not get discouraged. It hasn't helped me with my LE either.
There are studies showing that the majority of people do not see LE improvement due to weight loss or exercise programs. That being said, weight loss (which is a goal of mine as well) will benefit us in many other ways.
I wish you much luck on the continuing weight loss. :)
From BCO -
"Neither at-home weight loss nor exercise programs — nor a combination of the two — improved lymphedema beyond the standard of care in overweight women who had been treated for breast cancer, according to a study."