What is Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a swelling that develops as a result of a damaged or impaired lymphatic system. This might be because the lymphatic system hasn’t developed properly or as a result of damage or trauma. It can affect any part of the body but is most commonly seen in an arm or a leg. Although thought to be relatively uncommon, a recent study estimates that at least 240,000 people in the UK may be affected by Lymphoedema.

Lymphoedema is a life-long condition with no known cure but, with treatment it can be contained