9299 W. Olive Ave. Suite 305 Peoria, AZ 623.399.8939

Peoria, AZ

9299 W Olive Ave Ste 305 Peoria, AZ 85345 Phone: 623-399-8939 Fax: 623-399-8348
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Health Issues

Lymphedema Overview and Facts

Lymphedema means swelling of the lymph passages. Lymphedema, also called Lymphatic obstruction, is a chronic disease involving blockage of the lymph nodes.  Lymph nodes vessels drain fluid from tissues throughout the body and allow immune cells to travel where they are needed.

Lymphedema is characterized by persistent and often chronic swelling, usually of a person’s arm or leg. 

Lymphedema is a chronic disease that usually requires lifelong management. In some cases, lymphedema improves with time. However, some swelling is usually permanent.