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Sylvia Hood Washington

Winfield, IL
Editor in Chief, Environmental Justice, Environmental Justice

Coping with untreated Lymphedema for over 30 years. Epidemiologist & Certified Lymphatic Therapist. Environmentally sensitive author, writer & public speaker.

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Giraffes have venous pressures of more than 250 mmHg at their ankles; three times more than humans. However, giraffes do not suffer from lymphedema or venous disorders. Physiologists have discovered the answer in the skin. Giraffe skin is inelastic; it does not stretch.
RT @HealLymphedema: In rare cases, #lymphedema can lead to a form of cancer called lymphangiosarcoma, although the mechanism of carcinogenesis isn't understood.