Secondary Lymphedema.
Secondary Lymphedema and Venous Oedema.
Explanation and Causes.

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Lymphedema (also spelt lymphoedema), is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid in tissues, that thereby causes swelling due to the inability of the lymphatic system to drain the excess fluids.

Secondary Lymphedema usually develops when lymphatic vessels are damaged as a result of radiation, infection, trauma, hip or knee surgery, blood clots, long term circulatory problems or surgical removal.

Secondary lymphedema frequently develops when the lymphatic system is damaged or disrupted through cancer surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, lymph node dissection or lymph node biopsy.

Traditional western medical protocols for cancer have created the single leading cause of secondary lymphodema. Invasive procedures that involve the removal of cancer - such as prostate, colon, uterus, bladder, breast and malignant melanoma - create the most likely possibility of secondary lymphoedema development, due to the removal and damage done to lymph nodes.

Excess weight creates a high risk for the development of secondary lympedema due to the flow of lymph being blocked by fat.

Secondary lymphedema occurs most often in the arms and legs, and sometimes in other parts of the body. It may occur immediately after invasive procedures or within a few weeks, months, sometimes years later.

Venous Oedema develops due to venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency  is caused by vascular disease, the prevalence of varicose veins, or previous deep vein thrombosis (inactive), which develops as a result of high blood pressure or if the heart is not working properly.

Insufficient blood flow in the veins of the legs, resulting from prolonged physical inactivity, trauma or blood clots will also cause venous insufficency.

When venous insufficiency takes place, excess fluids cannot be efficiently removed through the veins thereby leading to leakage into the tissues. This then creates swelling in the affected limb - known as venous edema - tingling, cramps, varicose veins and skin pigmentation. If severe and extreme, ulcers and skin wasting may begin to occur.


Professor Neil Piller, one of the worlds leading authorities on the treatment of lymphoedema, led the medical research held at Flinders University in South Australia between 2000 and 2002, to determine the effectiveness of the Sun Ancon Chi Machine to drain the excess fluids from patients suffering from secondary lymphedema and venous oedema. These clinical trials showed there was a significant reduction in fluids. Professor Piller concluded the Sun Ancon Chi Machine was the most efficient method of lymph drainage that he had come across to date.

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Secondary Lymphedema, Venous Oedema and Testimonials.

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