Lymphatic Disorders affect 2. 5 million patients in the United states alone.

In addition to arteries and veins, there are a third group of blood vessels that few people know about. These are the lymphatics. Lymphatics are tiny blood vessels that are extremely small and thin. They are invisible to the naked eye. Lymphatics collect fluid from the soft tissue and eventually empty this fluid into a vein in the chest.

Lymphatics can become blocked for several reasons:

Visit the Leg Elevation Classroom to learn more about lymphatics and the role of daily leg elevation in improving lymphatic flow.