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July 23 2015

Lymphedema in Hypothyroidism

Can hypothyroidism lead to lymphedema?

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July 23 2015 #

A less known fact, and the answer is yes. Long standing hypothyroidism can lead to lymphedema. This may result from the decreased lymph clearance and the increased amount of albumin in the interstitial and extracellular spaces due to deficiency of thyroxine.

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