The Lymphatic System
Introducing the Lymphatic System. The lymphatic system is made up of groups of lymph nodes throughout the body which are connected by a network of lymph vessels.
Primary Lymphoedema develops as a result of a fault within the lymphatic system usually as a result of genetic underdevelopment or weakness of the lymph conducting pathways. It can affect men, women and children at any age.
Secondary Lymphoedema is a failure of the lymphatic system because of damage to a normally functioning lymphatic system. For example, injury, trauma, or cancer treatment.
"Lymphoedema exists, we exist"