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What is the definition or description of: Lymphatic diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Lymphatic diseases?

Broad term: This represents a number of conditions which affect the lymphatic channels and/or lymph nodes. Although not exclusive to lymphatic diseases, many patients suffer from chronic edema of a variable level of severity. Some conditions are congenital or familial; however, secondary (acquired) causes are the most common such as those related to post-surgical effects (e.g Lymph node dissections). ...Read more

Dr. Margarita Correa-Perez
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Lymphatic Diseases (Definition)

This represents a number of conditions which affect the lymphatic channels and/or lymph nodes. Although not exclusive to lymphatic diseases, many patients suffer from chronic edema of a variable level of severity. Some conditions are congenital or familial; however, secondary (acquired) causes are the most common such as those related to post-surgical effects ...Read more


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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

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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?

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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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

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Can you advise for lymphatic disease?

Lymphatic disease: If you are referring to lymphedema, this presents with swelling of the extremity, as the lymph channels are not working well in recirculating fluid back towards the heart. The mainstay of treatment is compression stockings, and adjunctive therapy with manual lymphatic decongestion, or a lymphedema pump are helpful. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What lymphatic disease causes uticaria, difficulty breathing, palpitations, flushing, nausea and abdominal pain?

Not a quiz!!: Can't just fit those symptoms into a disease and call it a lymphatic disease, those symptoms are common to some different disorders, mastocytosis is one, but is it the diagnosis? We don't know, proper management = proper diagnosis, hence right treatment for the condition proven/suspected, your best option, as I see it, would be seeking help in a tetriary care/teaching or university hospital, ...Read more

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Are lymphoma nd lymphatic melformation related diseases?

Are lymphoma nd lymphatic melformation related diseases?

Not really: Lymphomas are blood-borne malignancies that typically have origin in lymph nodes or other lymphatic tissue. Lymphatic malformations are typically benign abnormalities of lymphatic channel morphology. Many are congenital for example a cystic hygroma. ...Read more

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Right homeopath medicine for neck lymphatic nods?

Right homeopath medicine for neck lymphatic nods?

Not the first step: Though I'm a homeopath, I don't feel homeopathy is the best first step for concerns about swollen lymph nodes in your neck. Please see your physician for a good exam. Unless your homeopath is also a physician, s/he would likely not do a physical exam. Homeopathy can help with some throat infections, which can cause swollen nodes. A professional homeopath usually provides the best results. ...Read more

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What is lymphedema and do you treat lymphatic disorders?

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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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

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What are some diseases related to the lymphatic system?

See below: Hodgkin's disease and lymphoma are the 2 to be concerned about. ...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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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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Either alternative or conventional medicine: what can help in the early stages of chronic lymphatic leukaemia?

Either alternative or conventional medicine: what can help in the early stages of chronic lymphatic leukaemia?

Must see: Must see an oncologist, hematologist, quit all sugars, become alkaline, (water alkalizer. Com), 3 cans of asparagus every day, 1 oz wheat germ grass/wk, ip6, ahcc, best is my community mushroom enzyme drops, I heard soursop juice helps. ...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