Lymphedema gal who smokes?

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Lymphedema gal who smokes?

Postby roadmon » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:28 pm

I have a friend who has lymphedema (and I do, too) in her right leg (as I do) and she informed me that she's been smoking most of the time she's had lymphedema. I have tried to get her to stop.....I've heard that it's bad for lymphedema. Please advise.

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Re: Lymphedema gal who smokes?

Postby joanne johnson » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:34 am

Dear Roadmon,

As we are all aware that smoking is not good for anyone. As far as your friend that has lymphedema, she may compromise her circulation and vascular system which will cause additional problems which she does not need. I'm sure her doctor would tell her the same thing. This information may give her something to seriously think about. Let her know how concerned you are about her and value her health and friendship. Good luck! :)
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