Lymphedema is a chronic lymphatic condition that causes unsightly swelling in one or more body areas. It might be inherited (Primary Lymphedema), or it can develop as a result of surgery, illness, radiotherapy, or other physical stress (Secondary Lymphedema).
Lymphedema develops when the body’s lymphatic system is clogged, usually due to obstruction in a lymph channel. Swelling is caused by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid beneath the skin. Lymphedema usually affects the legs or arms.
Lymphedema treatments is determined by the degree and scope of the problem. Because there is no treatment for lymphedema, prevention, and management of the condition are critical.