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what are the lymphatic system parts and its functions?

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Dr. Gerald Lee
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Immune sys highway!: Think of the lymphatic system as a highway for the immune system. Immune cells are transported along lymphatic vessels and stop by lymph nodes, which are meeting points where these immune cells can meet and interact. If an antigen presenting cell encounters a pathogen in the tissues, it will use the lymphatic system to carry a sample to the lymph node and find other cells that recognize it.

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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.
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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.
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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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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.

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