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Lymphoedema day to raise awareness


Lymphatic system

Lymphatic system

Lymphatic system

Around 15,000 people suffer from lymphoedema, which causes swelling in the body's tissues. It usually develops in the arms or legs and include aching, heavy feeling in affected body parts.

A free open day will be held next Saturday, March 28, from 12 noon to 5pm in the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate St, Dublin 8. The keynote speaker is Dr Vaughan Keeley, an expert in lymphoedema, Derby Hospitals, UK.

Professor Mary Colgan, a consultant in vascular disease at St James's Hospital, said the disease is poorly recognised, leading to delays in diagnosis and treatment.

Around 1,200 more people a year will develop it, but some areas of the country are poorly served.

To register for meeting, email: info@lymphireland.com.

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