lymphodema

Lymphoedema is caused by damage to the lymphatic system which results in swelling of body tissue.

Whilst frequently occurring in the arms and legs, it can also be present in the body, groin and head and neck regions. It may cause discomfort, reduced function, impaired mobility and recurrent infections.

Lymphoedema can be primary (congenital) or secondary, for example to cancer, cancer treatments or leg ulcers. The condition is progressive and, if untreated, permanent tissue changes can occur.

Ms Deena Abdulaziz is the first physiotherapist to get a professional lymph drainage certification from the USA. She managed many challenging cases during her work in the Military hospital as she was in charge of the lymphedema cases..

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