Certain factors seem to flip a switch that turns latent lymphedema into clinical lymphedema. Why does this switch flip in some people but not others? What are the roles of genetics, lifestyle choices, BMI, and treatments like chemotherapy?
These are the perplexing questions Melissa Aldrich, Ph.D., and her team are exploring. Dr. Aldrich is an immunologist who works as part of a team of biomedical engineers, biologists, and other professionals who are investigating lymphatics in a variety of contexts.
We invite you to read the first article in Dr. Aldrich’s two-part series, Why are Some People Walking Time Bombs for Developing Lymphedema?
This is a 7-minute read.
This story series is a partnership of LE&RN, Lympha Press and Medical Solutions Supplier. For more than 25 years, Medical Solutions Supplier has provided innovative compression pump home therapy equipment that supports the best possible patient outcomes.