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How does the lymphatic system work together with the circulatory system to fight infection?

How does the lymphatic system work together with the circulatory system to fight infection?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How does the lymphatic system work with the circulatory system?

How does the lymphatic system work with the circulatory system?

400 characters: We get 400 characters to answer questions. This requires maybe two years of med school... Maybe try Wikipedia? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can lymphoma affect the lymphatic system and circulatory system?

Can you tell me how can lymphoma affect the lymphatic system and circulatory system?

Yes it can: Lymphoma is a cancer arising in the lymphatic system which is connected to the circulatory (blood) system. The disease typically begins in the lymph glands and travels as cancerous cells (lymphocytes) in the blood and may also involve the bone marrow. Most patients will present with enlarged lymph glands or with changes in the blood. ...Read more

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How does digestive system work together with lymphatic system? The relationship between them? Thank you

How does digestive system work together with lymphatic system? The relationship between them? Thank you

GALT: A large proportion of our lymphatic system surrounds the GI tract and is called the Gut-Associated Lymphatic Tissue; it is one of our body's first line of defense against infections as there can be many harmful microbes in our GI tract. For more information see http://www. Vivo. Colostate. Edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/basics/gi_immune. Html ...Read more

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How does your lymphatic system work?

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. ...Read more

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How does the lymphatic system promote disease resistance?

Drainage: Lymphatics are necessary for drainage of tissue fluid and are an essential part of the Immune system. It's a way for germs and debris that get carried by the lymphatic fluid to come in contact with and get processed by the immune system along the way in lymph nodes. ...Read more

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How does the lymphatic system interact with other body systems?

How does the lymphatic system interact with other body systems?

Lymphatics: They are all interconnected, read this as a long discussion here is too long for the space.

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/lymphatic_system. ...Read more

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How does the lymphatic system absorb body fluids for drainage?

How does the lymphatic system absorb body fluids for drainage?

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. ...Read more

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What does the lymphatic system do?

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. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some diseases and disorders related to the lymphatic system?

Could you tell me what are some diseases and disorders related to the lymphatic system?

Many: Diseases related to the lymphatic system include lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes for various reasons), lymphoma, lymphatic filariasis, and lymphanginitis, . ...Read more

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Interested to know how does HIV affect the lymphatic system?

Interested to know how does HIV affect the lymphatic system?

Quickly: People whose lymphoid tissues have been samled during during the acute phase show a striking depletion of t-lymphocytes. These recover, then regress again as the infection progresses unless treated. B-lymphocytes and the germinal centers they produce under a compensatory hyperplasia which helps some and accounts for the polyclonal gammopathy seen later. ...Read more

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Is the lymphatic system one and the same as the immune system?

Not quite: Lymphatic system is geared towards removing excess fluid from the tissues, even though it traverses the lymph nodes. Immune system includes, bone marrow, lymph glands, spleen, liver and mucosa associated lymphoid tissue in lung and intestine, tonsils, adenoids etc. ...Read more

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What organ system (besides the lymphatic system) does lymphedema affect?

What organ system (besides the lymphatic system) does lymphedema affect?

Many: lymphedema afect the venous circulation and that will make thing more complicated because it will make edema worst
the edema will compromise the skin perfusion that will cause changes in the skin, amd discoloration and could cause ulcers that is difficult to heal
the amount of the edema could reach a level that could compromise the arterial perfusion and could cause ischemia ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can the lymphatic system facilitate immune response?

Lymphatic system: Lymphatic system helps carry antigens or foreign proteins to lymphatic nodes where immune cells live. That way, immune cells can recognize and response to different foreign proteins or antigens appropriately. ...Read more

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Which is the function of lymph nodes and the lymphatic system in the body?

Lymphatic system: The lymphatic system is basically a channel that carries a clear or whitish fluid called the lymph. This lymph aids in clearing the tissues of infective organisms, toxins etc. ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases impact the lymphatic system?

How do autoimmune diseases impact the lymphatic system?

May or may not: Some autoimmune disease can lymph node enlargement. The lymphatic system has within it many of the immune reactive cells like lymphocytes and macrophages. These cells interact and are involved in the immune response. There are many other substances within the lymphatic system that also involved in the lymphatic system. The inflmmation that occurs can cause the lymph nodes can increase ...Read more

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Which type of doctor specializes in the lymphatic system?

Depends: Depends on underlying condition.
If a lymphoma, would consider a hematologist/oncologist.
If due to an infection, would use an infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more

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What are most common problems that can occur in the lymphatic system?

Edema and inflammati: The lymphatic system drains fatty fluid (lymph) to the venous system. It can be blocked and can cause edema or can get inflamed and cause pain redness and swelling ...Read more

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Can you please list fun or interesting facts about the lymphatic system?

Can you please list fun or interesting facts about the lymphatic system?

Inbetween: Artery brnging good bllod form heart veins bringing bad blod to heart lymphatics running inbetween doing their job remoing toxins. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some diseases and disorders related to the lymphatic system?

See below: There are some very rare ones that you shouldn't be concerned about. The biggie that is, sadly, not so rare is lymphoma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any diseases associated with the lymphatic system that kill you?

There are several: Malignant lymphomas (hodgkin's and non-) arise from lymphocytes, the dominant cell in the lymphatic system. The lymphatics themselves can be plugged by tumor in the lungs, and this is a common mechanism of death in cancer patients, or they can become malignant themselves, as in an arm with lymphedema after an old-time mastectomy. ...Read more

Lymphatic (Definition)

Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues ...Read more


Lymphatic System (Definition)

The lymphatic system is a network of thin wallet vessels parallel to veins and serve to collect material or debris produce in response ...Read more