Looking Closely at Lymphedema

What is Lymphedema? According to the Mayo Clinic, lymphedema describes the swelling of body tissue that is caused by an accumulation of protein-rich fluid. This fluid, in usual circumstances, is drained through the body’s lymphatic system. Lymphedema most commonly affects the limbs, but can also affect the chest wall, abdomen, neck, and genitals (Mayo Foundation). […]

The Forgotten Lymphatic System: Is it Important?

What is the Lymphatic System? In common vernacular, you could say the lymphatic system is the sewage system of the body. If it were to stop functioning, you would literally drown in a sea of toxins and you would not survive long. More scientifically, the lymphatic system is comprised of a network of delicate tubes […]