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Lymphodema and jacuzzis


Re: Lymphodema and jacuzzis

Hi leannechet 

Thanks for your post about whether it’s ok to use a jacuzzi if you have lymphoedema.

There is no specific guidance on whether it’s safe to use a jacuzzi when you have lymphoedema. However, health club facilities such as, saunas, steam baths or hot tubs, can increase swelling if you have lymphoedema. So, we would suggest checking this with your treatment team, breast care nurse or lymphoedema specialist, if you have one. They may suggest it’s best to avoid using the jacuzzi.

You may find our information on living with lymphoedema of help. You can either download the information or order the booklet for free. You may also find it helpful to contact the Lymphoedema Support Network..

Do call our Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.

The number is 0808 800 6000 (Text relay prefix 18001).

If you would like a nurse to call you do complete this form. Ticking the box agreeing to a call back.

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am -1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.

Best wishes


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Lymphodema and jacuzzis



i have just joined a health club and want to use the jacuzzi . I have Lymphodema . Is this ok ?thanks