Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the soft tissues of the body due to an obstruction in the lymphatic system.
Lymphedema of arms and legs requires treatment, although treatment can help control lymphedema, it currently has no cure.
People affected by lymphedema should follow a very restrictive diet with sodium.
In the diet for lymphedema the prohibited food is salt. Fresh fruits and vegetables are an optimal source of sodium.