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Lymphatic (Overview)

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 which would gradually expand.


Dr. Renu Mansukhani Dr. Mansukhani
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What is a full body fat and lymphatic cleanse?

What is a full body fat and lymphatic cleanse?

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.

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Lymphatic (Overview)

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 which would gradually expand.


Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: lymphatic?

What is the definition or description of: lymphatic?

Fluid vessels: 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 which would gradually expand.

Dr. Michael Turner Dr. Turner
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Would you please tell me the usual careers specialized in dealing with the lymphatic organs?

Would you please tell me the usual careers specialized in dealing with the lymphatic organs?

Varied: Since the lymph tissues involve the lymphatic system, lymph nodes, 'immune system', tonsils, thymus, bone marrow, and spleen, you might find that surgeons, ent, immunologists, oncologists, and hematologists are involved in treating lymph disorders. I am not aware of any one specialty for 'lymph' medicine.

Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Can a person with lymphatic melformation not know that they have it until later on in life when the start developeing systoms when they are adult?

Can a person with lymphatic melformation not know that they have it until later on in life when the start developeing systoms when they are adult?

Not likely,,: Usually these are multiloculated cystic type of malformations that are seen before birth, infancy, or childhood. They often manifest as swelling and may or may not have other issues like breathing impairment, especially of on the neck. They may be treated with surgery, drainage of fluid, or just observation. By adulthood, these should have resolved, etc. And a lymph issue is from another cause.

Dr. Edward Gold Dr. Gold
Internal Medicine
40 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What is the lymphatic system?

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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Dr. Vasu Brown Dr. Brown
Wound care
30 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chengalpattu Medical College
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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.

Dr. Vasu Brown Dr. Brown
Wound care
30 years in practice
Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chengalpattu Medical College
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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.

Dr. Tracy Sinha Dr. Sinha
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
49 years in practice
Saurashtra University, C.U. Shah Medical College
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How to cleanse the lymphatic system?

How to cleanse the lymphatic system?

Alternative: Lymphotonic, 2 capsules 3 times a? Day. Wheat germ grass 1oz/week. Radish juice. 5veges, 5fruits, 5 berries lot of water.

Dr. Shoaib Shafique Dr. Shafique
Surgery - Vascular
30 years in practice
University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College
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Could you describe lymphatic disease?

Lymphatics are: Microtubes in human body that carry lymph fluid (tissue fluid) back into venous system and blood stream. Lymphatic diseases occur typically due to blockage or underdevelopment of lymphatics.

Dr. Shoaib Shafique Dr. Shafique
Surgery - Vascular
30 years in practice
University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College
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Can you advise for lymphatic disease?

Compression: Of involved extremity is generally thee treatment along with lymphatic massage and lymphedema pump. Surgery generally does not work well.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Could anyone explain me lymphatic system?

Lymphatics: Read this: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/lymphatic_system.

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Dr. Alan Falkoff Dr. Falkoff
Family Medicine
32 years in practice
University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School
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How does diet affect the lymphatic system?

How does diet affect the lymphatic system?

Immune system: Poor diet can lead to low white cell counts and poor immune response.

Dr. Elden Rand Dr. Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
17 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Condition related to the lymphatic system?

Condition 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, .

Dr. John Garner Dr. Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What's the function of the lymphatic system?

What's the function of the lymphatic system?

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.

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
Emergency Medicine
5 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Are there exercises for the lymphatic system?

Are there exercises for the lymphatic system?

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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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Is lymphatic drainage beneficial to my health?

Is lymphatic drainage beneficial to my health?

Lymphatic drainage: If you are healthy, then - no. If you have any disease in mind you want to ask, then let us know.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati Dr. Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
Andhra University, Andhra Medical College
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Can you tell me what is the lymphatic system?

Lymphatic system: The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system, comprising a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph (from latin lympha 'water goddess')directionally towards the heart.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What can you tell me about the lymphatic system?

Lymphatics: Read this: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Lymphatic_system

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