PRIMARY Lymphoedema is an inherited condition and includes Lipoedema and Milroys Disease. Anyone can have this condition; they are born with it.
SECONDARY Lymphoedema manifests due to another condition in the body causing it. The lymph fluid builds up and causes the swelling you can see and feel because the pathway back to the heart is blocked.
- Approximately 1 in 5 cancer suffers who have had radiation to the lymph node areas, or lymph nodes removed can develop Lymphoedema.
- Decreased mobility often contributes to Lymphoedema problems and can sometimes be the primary cause.
- Obesity can also contribute to, or cause Lymphoedema.
- Scars from surgeries and traumas can sometimes damage or restrict lymphatic vessels which in turn causes the build-up of lymph fluid.
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