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Dr. Margarita Correa-Perez
394 doctors shared insights

Lymphatic Diseases (Overview)

Lymphatic diseases are medical conditions affecting an individual's lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid.


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Does anyone know about any lymphatic diseases; and how do you get them?

Does anyone know about any lymphatic diseases; and how do you get them?

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

Dr. Margarita Correa-Perez
394 doctors shared insights

Lymphatic Diseases (Overview)

Lymphatic diseases are medical conditions affecting an individual's lymph system, which is an infection fighting collection of nodes of lymph tissue populated by white blood cells and ducts that drain excess fluid.


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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
Once
Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
Once
Eat whole grains only - not white bread
Once
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Can a blood test detect a lymphatic diseases?

Can a  blood test detect a lymphatic diseases?

Need other tests.: Blood tests might show signs pointing to lymphoma, like many lymphocytes, and lymphoblasts, but other signs are seen, like lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes). Also, there are many kinds of lymphomas, like follicular, and mantle cell, and they need tests like biopsy and flow cytometry to distinguish them, so other tests are needed. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about any lymphatic diseases; and how do you get them?

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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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
Once
Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
Once
Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
Daily
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Healthy diets and exercise for patients with lymphatic diseases?

Yes, sorta: Depends on the type of lymphatic dz. If you are referring to lymphedema, it will help, but the mainstay of therapy is compression, special massage therapy, and compression pumps, depending on the severity of dz. ...Read more

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Can a blood test detect a lymphatic diseases?

Need other tests.: Blood tests might show signs pointing to lymphoma, like many lymphocytes, and lymphoblasts, but other signs are seen, like lymphadenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes). Also, there are many kinds of lymphomas, like follicular, and mantle cell, and they need tests like biopsy and flow cytometry to distinguish them, so other tests are needed. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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Can a blood test detect all lymphatic diseases?

Can a blood test detect all lymphatic diseases?

No, may need biopsy.: A blood test can detect some lymphomas with high lymphocyte peripheral blood count, but fine needle aspiration of some lymph nodes, and/or a lymph node biopsy may be needed. This can be used to distinguish between types of lymphoma, like hodgkin's vs. Non-hodgkin's, mantle cell vs. B-cell, t-cell, infection, cancers, etc.. Specific markers for b and t cells are also used. ...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