Lymphedema Center

Lymphedema is a condition in which one or more extremities become swollen as the result of an impaired flow of the lymphatic system. There are two types of lymphedema; primary, secondary. Filariasis is the most common cause of lymphedema worldwide; however, in the U.S. breast cancer surgery is the most common cause. Symptoms include:

  • swelling of one or more limbs,
  • thickening,
  • cracked skin, and
  • secondary bacterial or fungal infections of the skin.
There is no cure for lymphedema. Read more: Lymphedema Article


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