Lymphedema is a clinical condition that leads to the accumulation of macromolecules in the interstitial space. This causes fluid retention resulting in a specific type of edema that affects specific parts of the body, which is called lymphedema.
This is one of the most frequently asked questions in the daily clinical practice. The answer is no! This answer initially causes desperation, but it is less serious than many diseases we observe daily. Lymphedema is a progressive chronic clinical condition similar to other chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
The positive point is that lymphedema is less severe than diabetes and hypertension and if treated, the size of the limb can be kept normal or near normality. Thus, patients can have a practically normal life. Godoy & Godoy have shown that with the Godoy Method of lymphedema treatment, it is possible to reduce the size of limbs to normal or near normal even in patients with elephantiasis. This information is important because many people have given up hope on their treatments because they did not achieve good results. This concept has changed as today there is treatment and so this news must be spread.