Lymphedema

How to Treat Lymphedema

By Reeder Vein Institute
July 15, 2017

Lymphedema is a medical condition that occurs when fluids collect, resulting in swelling in the arms and legs. If you think you suffer from lymphedema, consider the following symptoms and treatments. Lymphedema can develop when lymph nodes are removed, typically during cancer treatment. Without lymph nodes to drain bacteria and viruses, fluid may accrue in ... read more


Can Lymphedema Be Prevented?

By Reeder Vein Institute
October 15, 2016

Lymphedema is a condition in which the lymph vessels that drain fluid from tissues throughout your body are obstructed. This prohibits your body from allowing immune cells to travel where they are needed and can lead to swelling in the areas where the blockage occurs. There are several conditions that can cause a lymphatic obstruction, ... read more


Understanding Lymphedema

By editor
January 15, 2016

Lymphedema occurs when fluid builds up in the fatty tissues just under your skin. The most common causes of lymphedema include surgery, trauma, radiation or infection. During surgery for breast cancer, lymph nodes may be taken from under from under your arm to determine if cancer has spread. The removal of lymph nodes includes also ... read more


Understanding Lymphedema

By editor
November 15, 2015

If you’ve heard of lymphedema, you may know that it’s a condition in which you certain areas of your body—usually a limb (arm or leg) swells. The swelling is caused by fluids that accumulate when the lymphatic system (part of your body’s immune system) stops working properly. When the lymphatic system is up and running ... read more