Lymphedema refers to swelling that often occurs in one or both of your arms or legs. Although lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment, the lymphatic system is important in many diseases of different organs such as liver, heart, kidneys, stomach and blood.
Patients suffering from Lymphedema often experience:
- Visible swelling of one or both legs/arms
- Generalized achiness in affected limb(s)
- Heaviness in affected limb(s)
- Firm feel to skin