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Notes On Lymphatic System
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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
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
Both important: They are both very important to keeping you alive! oxygen is necessary for your brain cells to work properly. The nervous system (and particularly the brain stem) controls your breathing, the movement of your chest, the circulation of your heart, and oxygen going to your brain. They all have to work together. ...Read more
Easy.: The brain (mission control of the nervous system) initiates the drive to breath based upon input from a variety of sensors. It transmits signals via the phrenic nerve to the diaphragm to initiate breathing. Cough receptors in the lung similarly control the cough reflex. Additionally the epiglottis is triggered to cover and protect the trachea to prevent aspiration. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Mildlynprominent retroperitoneal lymph nodes largest measuring 1.8 by 1.1 centimeters to the left renal vein does this sound like cancer?
Prominent nodes: These findings are borderline and nonspecific. In the absence of other pathology, enlarged lymph nodes in other areas of the body or enlargement of liver or spleen, this may be insignificant. I feel your physician should review the study with the radiologist and describe any symptoms you might have and obtain recommendations for any other studies or specialty referrals advised by the radiologist ...Read more
How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?
Intriguing question: Control of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) probably best attained by studying biofeedback, autogenic training, and meditation. A web-based program at heartmath.Com is recommended. Otherwise, an ascetic isolated decade-long yogi sojurn in an himalayan cave can be undertaken. The idea is to train the unconscious mind to be obedient. Avoid anger and fear. Seek love. ...Read more
I paid 49 dollars this morning for question-does stage4 cirrhosis cause portal lymph nodes to swell in main portal vein and pancreas and splenic hilum?
Through spinal nerve: Most peripheral nerves connect to the CNS via the spinal cord. Some through autonomic chains. ...Read more
Thoughts on 1.4 cm isoechoic thyroid nodule with peripheral calcification and moderate blood flow. Also round lymph node on other side of neck?
Consult Endocrinedoc: An Endocrinologist is the best doctor to guide you in this matter. This thyroid nodule needs close follow up and will likely require a FNAC(needle biopsy) to confirm the diagnosis. But you have sometime to find the right doctor. Such nodules are slow to change, so a follow up evaluation in 6 mo may be another alternative which I am sure your present doctor would have offered as one of your choices ...Read more
Is hashmotos reversible? Or does the immune system attack other organs after the thyroid can't the immune system be calmed down
Hashimoto's: Not generally reversible. Usually progresses to destruction of the thyroid gland so that thyroid hormone replacement is required. Antibodies in Hashimotos are specific to the thyroid, so limited in that sense. There are some who develop other autoimmune diseases but those diseases are generally considered separately. ...Read more
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