Lymphoedema is a condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissue. It is a chronic condition which can lead to pain and loss of movement. We all have body tissues that comprise of a small amount of fluid also known as lymph. Water and sustenance are supplied to the tissues when this fluid (lymph) leaves our blood system. The lymphatic system is a structure of drainage tubes, a bit like blood vessels which collects most of this fluid. One of the roles of the lymphatic system is to drain any surplus fluid from tissues. If the lymphatic system is damaged or disrupted, it will not be able to drain any surplus fluid thus causing the tissue to swell.
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