Lymphedema

About- Lymphedema, also known as lymphoedema and lymphatic edema, lymphatic obstruction is a long term medical condition where excess fluid collects in tissues causing swelling (edema) in the arm or leg occurs due to a lymphatic system blockage.
 
Symptoms-
  • Blister
  • Frequent infections
  • Hardening and thickening of the skin (fibrosis)
  • Limited movement
  • Pain and discomfort
  • A sensation of heaviness or tightness
  • Skin discoloration
  • Swelling (edema) of the arm or leg, including fingers or toes
 
Causes-
  • Cancer in the lymph nodes and lymph vessels 
  • Cellulitis infection
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Eczema
  • Late-onset lymphedema (lymphedema tarda)
  • Meige's disease (lymphedema praecox)
  • Milroy's disease (congenital lymphedema)
  • Parasite infections
  • Radiation treatment for cancer
  • Removal of or injury to lymph nodes and lymph vessels
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Severe skin burns
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous leg ulcers
Specialists to visit
Occupational Therapist
Physiotherapist

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.cancer.org
https://www.webmd.com

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