Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is a gold treatment for lymphedema. Lymphedema is one of the complication due to impaired lymphatic damage such as following mastectomy. Endocrine relation to lymphedema has never been focused in clinical research. Some literature suggests that autoimmune hypothyroidism can lead to primary lymphedema. Therefore, CDT can be targeted in patients with autoimmune hypothyroidism to deal with the related symptoms that will help to provide quality of life in such patients. So in this article we are highlighting the components of CDT and its role in improving the quality of life.
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