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what is the lymphatic system?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Infection Defense: The lymph system is the part of the immune system comprising a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph unidirectionally toward the heart. Lymphoid tissue is found in many organs, particularly the lymph nodes, and in the lymphoid follicles associated with the digestive system such as the tonsils. It is part of your body's infection fighting system.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Lymphatic system: The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system, comprising a network of vessels called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph towards the heart.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Lymph nodes: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues.Tissues with lymphedema are at risk of infection and ulcer. The lymph reaches the lymph nodes where infection and cancer cells are seperated and processed by the body.

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How does your lymphatic system work?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Tissue swelling: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues.Tissues with lymphedema are at risk of infection and ulcer. Yes I am certified in lymphatic therapy. We use fda approved lymphedema laser therapy for lymph drainage.
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What's the function of the lymphatic system?

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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
Leak Patrol: The blood vessels leak approximately 1-3% of the fluid traveling through them. The lymph system picks up that extra fluid and (with the help of the skeletal muscles as they flex and relax) slowly returns it to the heart where it rejoins the rest of the fluid.
A 58-year-old female asked:

Lymphatic system specialists?

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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
None: They don't exist as a singular specialty but handled by many specialties such as vascular vein dermatology etc.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How to cleanse the lymphatic system?

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Dr. Tracy Sinha
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Alternative: Lymphotonic, 2 capsules 3 times a ?Day. Wheat germ grass 1oz/week. Radish juice. 5veges, 5fruits, 5 berries lot of water.
A 31-year-old member asked:

The lymphatic system is also called?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No other name: However, lymph nodes (the correct name) are sometimes called lymph "glands" (they're not glands, so it's a misnomer).

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