It is also known as Lymphatic Obstruction, is a condition of localized fluid retention and tissue swelling caused by a compromised lymphatic system. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is re circulated back to the tissues.
There are two main types of lymphoedema:
Primary Lymphoedema – which develops at birth or after puberty and is caused by faulty genes.
Secondary Lymphoedema – caused by damage to the lymphatic system as a result of an infection, injury, trauma, or cancer.
- PUBLISHED DATE : Apr 06, 2015
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