The woman on my facebook profile is being treated by a volunteer. She is suffering from an advanced case of Lymphedema known as Filariasis caused by worm infested mosquitoes.
Filariasis is a form of Lymphedema which is preventable! With medication, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Compression Bandaging, limb reduction is possible.
Lymphedema in developed nations is primarily caused by cancer therapies which remove or damage lymph nodes and their pathways which cause swelling (edema) in one or more limbs. Even here in the US, if Lymphedema is not treated it too will progress to Elephantiasis (like the movie from the 70s, Elephant Man) as it does in these tropical regions.
I really appreciate your help, your friendship and your love! Thank you!
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