Causes of Chronic Oedema

Chronic venous disease Prolonged dependency/immobility e.g. follwing stroke, failure to go to bed, wheelchair bound. Obesity IV drug abuse Medication side effects e.g. steroids, gabapentin, Amlodipine Significant trauma e.g. burns, degloving etc Chronic organ failure...

Differential Diagnosis of Lymphoedema

The differential diagnosis of lymphoedema from other chronic oedema and mixed oedema is based largely on a good history, but there are some investigations that would help differentiate and therefore direct patient care more appropriately. Quick flowchart...

Physiotherapists

Welcome to the physiotherapists’ pages.  Physiotherapists will see patients with a variety of oedemas depending on the cause of swelling. These pages have been divided into subheadings for physiotherapy treatment options of Cancer-related oedema and Non-cancer-related...

Palliative Lymphoedema/Oedema

Oedema is a common feature in many long term-conditions including: Advanced cancer Chronic Heart Failure Advance neurological and liver disease End stage renal disease End stage chronic respiratory disease HIV/Aids Causes of oedema can be multi-factorial in this...

Patients and Carers

A basic overview about lymphoedema is given below but the Scottish Lymphoedema Practitioners’ Network regularly update the information in NHS Inform so you may find the information there useful. The patient support charity Lymphoedema Support Network provides...