Summer’s here! This is a lot of people’s favorite season for a reason, although the increased heat can be difficult on lymphies. Before you go out into the sun, it’s important to keep in mind that people with lymphedema are more susceptible to risks brought on by the heat.

Have no fear, though! There are things you can do to beat the heat and still enjoy your summertime.

Staying Cool

Take Care of Your Garment

Insect Bites

Summer Traveling



Sports and Other Physical Activity

I know that summer can be daunting because it seems like everyone is out there living it up while you’re sitting on the sofa with your leg propped up – at least, that’s what I’ve been doing – but you cannot let your lymphedema get in the way of enjoying your life! With a little mindfulness and care, you can still do the things that you enjoy.

Have a great summer, lymphies, and please submit any tips or stories of your own in the comments section below!

Tips provided by an article from the National Lymphedema Network.