Lymphedema

Lymphedema is referred to chronic swelling that affects lower limbs and some times upper limbs also. Occasionaly it can affect both lowerlimbs.

 

Lymphedema results from a blockage in lymphatic framework, which is a very important consideration of immune system. The blockage keeps lymph liquid from draining properly, and the liquid development prompts swelling.

 

While there is no remedy for lymphedema, it can be controlled with early diagnosis and medications.

Symptoms

  • Swelling of part or the majority of your arm or leg, including fingers or toes
  • Restricted range of movement
  • Aching or inconvenience
  • Recurring infection of affected leg or arm
  • A feeling of being heavy
  • Hardening and thickening of the skin (fibrosis)

 

The swelling brought about by lymphedema ranges from small to very rarely noticeable level. Lymphedema brought about by disease treatment may not happen until months or years after treatment.