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Lymphoedema / Swelling

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A condition that results in swelling of the upper and lower limbs. It occurs due to blockage in the lymphatic system which is part of the immune system.

Symptoms may range from mild, hardly noticeable swelling to severe form that affects movement.

  • Swelling of a part of or the entire arm, including fingers

  • Swelling of a part of or the entire leg, including toes

  • Feeling of heaviness or tightness in arms and legs

  • Reduced ability to move the hands and legs

  • Aching or discomfort in the affected limbs

  • Increased frequency of infections

  • Hardening and thickening of the skin (fibrosis)

 

 

Swelling occurs whenever the organs, skin, or other parts of your body enlarge. It’s typically the result of inflammation or a buildup of fluid. Swelling can occur internally, or it can affect your outer skin and muscles.

A range of conditions can cause swelling. Insect bites, illnesses, or injuries often result in external swelling. Internal swelling is often a side effect of a medication or the result of a serious injury.

Swelling
Lymphoedema

Recommended Treatments 

  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage

  • Reflexology