Lymphedema - A Natural Approach to a Better Life
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.