Lymphedema may be considered a condition in which there is a failure of the lymphatic system to drain excess fluid and substances from the interstitial spaces, and/or a symptom arising from another primary health problem. It is a chronic condition characterised by swelling, usually of one or more limbs, and in some cases involving the trunk, head or genital area.People of all ages can be affected by lymphoedema, including babies and children and it can profoundly affect quality of life. (Lymphedema Framework 2006) Read more :For everything you need to know about Lymphedema view pdfhere. ( hyperl;ink to article as per current site )