Lymphedema is an imbalance between fluid production and transportation, leading to an accumulation of lymph fluid called lymphedema. Although lymphedema cannot be cured, it can be managed, with manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, exercise and skin care.*

Exact incidence values for lymphedema are hard to find and vary from 0,13% to 2%** but the World Health Organization estimates over 15 million people worldwide have secondary lymphedema (LE).***

International Society of Lymphology, 2013
** DGL homepage S2k Guideline AWMF Reg.-Nr. 058-001, May 2017
*** WHO.int