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how does the lymphatic function during good health and bad health differ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Broad question: Impossible to answer this in this venue. Lymphatics are a part of our immune system and extremely complex in both macroscopic and microscopic composition. The terms good and bad health are too vague. If you refine your question perhaps could give a better response.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there exercises for the lymphatic system?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Aerobic exercises: Aerobic exercises are of repetitive movements that occur over a period of time. Common aerobic exercises are walking, running, and biking. By using various muscle groups, a person pumps blood and lymphatic fluid throughout his body, which ultimately maximizes his body's health from good fluid flow.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is a full body fat and lymphatic cleanse?

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Dr. Renu Mansukhani
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
A nonproven detox: I don't know much about this, but my understanding is this is a method advocated by some natural medicine folks of cleansing the body of toxins using exercise, massage, skin brushing, and deep breathing. It is not known to treat or prevent any disease. These techniques cannot remove toxins from the body, but they may make a person feel better by decreasing stress and improving relaxation.
A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is lymphedema and do you treat lymphatic disorders?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
I specialize in it: Lymphedema is a condition that causes the body to build up protein rich fluid in the affected area, resulting in swelling. Generally, it affects the limbs, but it can occur in other areas such as the abdominal region. If left untreated, the fluid will eventually reduce oxygen availability to the area and may result in delay of wound healing and possible infection. I specialize in this disorder.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What foods or drinks help keep your lymphatic system flowing healthily?

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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Cardiology 39 years experience
Hydration: The lymphatic system drains into the venous system. So keep a healthy hydration status , exercise and avoid prolonged immobilization.

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