Lymphedema is a swelling due to abnormal build-up of fluid in body tissues. It can develop when the lymphatic system is improperly developed or damaged through trauma or injury. Often becoming a chronic condition, it occurs most frequently in the limbs but can affect other parts of the body.
If the lymphatic system can not evacuate the lymph, this rich proteinic liquid accumulates in tissues causing swelling. A disorder of the lymphatic system can occur without discernable cause (primary lymphedema) or can be the result of surgery, radiation, infection or tumor growth (secondary lymphedema). Lymphedema can be exacerbated by lack of exercise and excessive weight. Lymphedema may develop within a few months after a procedure, years later, or not at all.
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