Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling (oedema) usually in the arm(s) or leg(s). It can also occur in other parts of the body due to an accumulation of lymphatic fluid. A badly swollen limb may result in loss of mobility, discomfort and pain. Coping with everyday activities may become difficult and affect the quality do life. Read more about the signs and symptoms, causes and treatment.
Lymphoedema (lymphedema) occurs when the lymphatic system does not work properly. This results in the long-term swelling of part or parts of the body.
Read more infomation about lymphoedema.
Our skin can be affected directly by the sun's rays, the wind and insects during Summer. Our affected limb needs extra special care to lessen the chance of infection from skin damage.
Read how to lessen the chances of infection from the summer sun.
The summer heat can cause increased swelling to those with lymphoedema.
Find out why and what to do about it.
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