Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that causes swelling in your body's tissue. Typically either the arms or legs are affected, although swelling can occur anywhere in the body including the head, abdomen or genitals.

 This can increase the risk of infection, cause pain and loss of mobility. Lymphoedema is caused by damage or disruption to the lymphatic system. There is two types of Lymphoedema:-

PRIMARY Lymphoedema can be present at birth or develop later on in life

 SECONDARY Lymphoedema may develop following surgery, an injury or other medical problems.


The Oedema (Swelling) is due to a fault in the Lymphatic System

Mark Grubb is a certified lymphoedema therapist who is trained in the Foldie method of Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) and has worked for several years as part of a specilist lymphoedema team in St George's Hospital Trust London.

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