Weight lifting good for women with lymphedema
I have been following this headline through various tweets today, and I must say that I am surprised at this finding. I remember after surgery, being given a photocopied page of things to avoid to minimize the chances of developing lymphedema. Top of that list was not lifting anything heavy with the affected arm.
Now a new study claims that women in a slowly progressive weight lifting program did not develop any significant increase in arm swelling, had fewer lymphedema flare-ups and increased muscle strength.
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