Lymphedema: Stoughton Hospitals Can Help
June 23, 2016•9 min
Lymphedema is the accumulation of a particular kind of fluid, typically in one part of the body. Lymph is the protein-rich body fluid that accumulates when the lymphatic system for fluid transport is damaged.Fluid transport is one very important component, but many do not realize that the lymphatic system is part of the immune system. It fulfills the function of ‘immune trafficking,’ the process whereby infection-fighting cells can be mobilized to the tissues that require assistance.Melissa Monte, a Stoughton Hospital Occupational Therapist, is here to discuss how Stoughton Hospital can help if you've been diagnosed with Lymphedema.