Reviewed By Just below your skin, you have a vast network of lymph vessels that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. These vessels, as part of the lymphatic system, filter fluid through the lymph nodes and then take the cleaned fluid — which now contains infection-fighting white blood cells — throughout your body. Lymphedema is an abnormal buildup of this fluid in any part of the body, but usually in your arms and legs. The main symptom of lymphedema is swelling of your arms or legs. What Are the Stages of Lymphedema? To get started, Aliu says that you need to know what stage of lymphedema you have based on your symptoms. Your doctor will help assess which stage you’re in and tailor medical or surgical options to…
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Holistic hair care is not exactly the same as natural hair care. It actually goes a step beyond to link the hair with the mind and rest of the body for complete wellness. In this hustle and bustle of everyday, most people tend to forget that there is a treatment beyond the chemical solutions available in the market. Here Are Some Easy Holistic Hair Care Ideas That You Can Try Every Day: Meditation One of the best ways to start off with holistic hair care would be via meditation. This is a method that has been used since ancient times.