Lymphedema is a medical condition characterized by the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the body’s tissues, leading to swelling and discomfort. It most commonly affects the limbs but can occur in other parts of the body as well. Lymphedema occurs when the lymphatic system, which is responsible for draining fluid from the tissues and returning it to the bloodstream, is damaged or blocked. This can be due to a variety of factors, including infection, injury, surgery, radiation therapy, or inherited conditions. Symptoms of lymphedema may include swelling, a feeling of heaviness or tightness in the affected area, discomfort or pain, decreased flexibility or range of motion, and recurring infections. Treatment for lymphedema may include compression therapy, exercise, specialized massage techniques, and in some cases, surgery. It is important to manage lymphedema to prevent complications such as infections and skin damage.