lymphatic system Tag

Lymphedema is a condition that often affects people recovering from cancer treatment. We asked Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Kitty Chao, about her tips for exercising with lymphedema. What is the lymphatic system? The lymphatic system works with the circulatory system and immune system to keep the body healthy. The lymphatic system drains fluid (called lymph) that has leaked from the blood vessels into the tissues and empties it back into the bloodstream via the lymph nodes. We have about 500–600 lymph nodes throughout the body, commonly found near the groin, armpits, neck, chest, and abdomen. What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is swelling of the limbs, chest,...