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What is Lymphedema?

Lymphedema is a condition that causes swelling, typically in the arms or legs. It causes a buildup of lymph fluid under the fatty tissue of the skin. This fluid buildup occurs due to a blockage. When the buildup becomes too great, it causes the arms or legs to swell. Lymphedema in the legs is particularly common. Lymphedema is a condition commonly associated with cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.

There are two types of Lymphedema:

  • Primary Lymphedema - Primary lymphedema is an inherited condition that causes an abnormality with lymph vessels beginning at birth.

  • Secondary Lymphedema - Secondary lymphedema is a condition that is developed as the result of improperly functioning lymph vessels and nodes.

What Causes Lymphedema?