Lymphoedema is a long-term condition that causes swelling in the body tissue. It can affect any part of the body but usually develops in the arms and legs. It develops when a Lymphatic system doesn't work properly. The lymphatic system is a network of channels and glands throughout the body that helps fight infection and remove excess fluid. It's important that Lymphoedema is identified and treated as soon as possible. If it is not treated it can get worse.
The main symptoms of Lymphoedema is swellings in all or parts of a limb or another part of the body. It can difficult to fit into clothes and jewelry can feel tight. At first, the swelling may come or go. It may get worse during the day and go overnight. Without treatment, it will usually become more severe and persistent