Everything you need to know about lymphedema
Lymphedema [lim-fa-dee-mah] impacts millions of people in the United States and occurs when your body cannot effectively transport lymph fluid. When transport is disrupted and lymph fluid cannot drain properly, swelling occurs. This swelling can be in any part of the body, most often in the arms and legs, but also the breast or chest wall, head and neck, or genitals.
Lymphedema has no known cure, but its symptoms can be managed. It’s important to know as much as needed about the condition so you can manage your lymphedema as effectively as possible.