Definition of Lymph:

A clear fluid that flows through lymph vessels and is collected from the tissues throughout the body.  Its function is to nourish tissue cells and return waste matter to the bloodstream.  The lymph system eventually connects with and adds to venous circulation.

Topics Related to Lymph


...related topic
“Malignant tumors that can develop either from blood vessels (hemangiosarcomas) or from lymph vessels (lymphangiosarcomas)...”

Bile Duct Cancer

...the condition
“...Bile duct cancer tends to spread into the liver, along the bile duct surface and through the lymph system to lymph nodes in the region of the liver...”
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Breast Cancer

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“...The mechanism behind this increased risk was said to be the restricted flow of lymph fluid, which removes toxins from breast tissue, due to less breast movement and constriction caused by tight-fitting bras...”

Castor Oil a treatment
“...The easiest way to use castor oil is to massage it into the body on the problem spot, along the spinal cord, the abdomen, or following the lymph drainage patterns...”

Change In Clothing Habits a treatment
“...The theory is that tight clothing impedes the lymph system, which removes cancer-causing toxins from the body.”


...related topic
“...Cysts within the lung generally are air-filled, while cysts involving the lymph system or kidneys are fluid filled...”


...the condition
“...Chronic dehydration may contribute to a reduction in lymph flow, which in turn may contribute to or cause varied problems...”


...related topic
“A thin layer of flat epithelial cells that lines serous cavities, lymph vessels, and blood vessels.”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...In fact, the lymph system vessels are just as extensive as those of the circulatory system...”

Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“Alternative names: Splenomegaly Since the spleen is involved in so many bodily functions, it is vulnerable to a wide range of disorders involving the blood or lymph system, infection, malignancies, liver disease, or parasites...”

Interstitial Fluid

...related topic
“...It is a mucopolysaccharide starch gel, and the serum that leaves the blood capillaries flows through this gel, some to return to the exiting venous blood, some to enter the lymph system.  "The blood feeds the lymph, and the lymph feeds the cells...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...related topic
“A cancer formed by cells similar to those lining blood or lymph vessels.  In the past, Kaposi's sarcoma was an uncommon cancer mostly seen in older people with no apparent immune system problems...”

Lipase a treatment
“...Digesting fats and lipids is difficult because they have to be carried by a water-based transport system – the blood and lymph.  Although fat digestion is not concentrated in the stomach, gastric lipase is the digestant to attend to this, and will digest egg yolk and cream, since they are already emulsified fats...”


...related topic
“...Lymphangitis: Inflammation of one or more lymph nodes and/or lymph vessels, usually part of an acute infectious condition.”


...related topic
“Benign lymph vessel tumors that are usually present at birth.”

Lymphatic Congestion

...the condition
“...The lymph moves through the lymph nodes, which act as active purification centers...”
...recommendation Castor Oil
“One of the most significant benefits of castor oil is being a stimulant to the lymph system, improving lymphatic flow and increasing the activity of the cleansing of tissues.”
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Lymphatic Stimulation a treatment
“...Thickened and sluggish lymph results in swelling and discomfort...”

Lymphatic System

...related topic
“...Lymphatic fluid (also called lymph) is rich in white blood cells that fight infection and an important part of the body's immune system.”


...related topic
“A type of white blood cell found in lymph, blood, and other specialized tissue such as bone marrow and tonsils, constituting between 22 and 28 percent of all white blood cells in the blood of a normal adult human being...”

Male Breast Cancer

...the condition
“...There is a rich plexus of lymphatics beneath the nipple and areola in both men and women, and the subareolar location of most male breast cancers allows easy access of tumor cells to these lymph channels.  Male breast cancer is rare but afflicts approximately 1,000 men per year in the U.S. Most men with breast cancer are in their 60s, but the disease can strike younger or older men...”

Massage a treatment
“, massage therapists have said for years that massage relaxes people, reduces blood pressure and heart rate, relaxes muscles, increases range of motion, and increases the flow of blood and lymph, thereby cleansing the system...”


...related topic
“Pertaining to the great fold that holds the small intestines, blood vessels and lymph in a great curtain, connected with the back of the abdominal wall.”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...The various species of flukes – tiny flat worms that look like odd-shaped pancakes – include blood flukes, fish flukes, intestinal flukes, liver flukes, lung flukes, lymph flukes and pancreatic flukes...”

Phlebitis / Thrombophlebitis

...recommendation Vitamin E
“Milroy's disease is a rare, incurable disease due to poor development of the lymphatic system, with a consequent chronic pooling of lymph in the legs often with recurring attacks of thrombophlebitis...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...They may also involve the sinus tracts (red streaks indicating infected lymph vessels).  Ulcers are open sores on the skin (or a mucous membrane) that cause destruction of surface tissue...”

Roundworm Infection

...the condition
“...Once they are in the intestine (specifically, the duodenum), the eggs hatch into larvae which penetrate the wall of the intestine and enter blood or lymph vessels and end up in the lungs...”

Scotch Broom a treatment
“...It is a lymph tonic.  Large doses can cause stomach upset (vomiting, diarrhea), a weakened heart, and low blood pressure...”


...related topic
“Sepsis, like septicemia, is an infection that has moved deeply into the body, involving the subcutaneous or submucosal layers, connective tissue, lymph system, or blood...”

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...the condition
“...The types of tumor that can develop from different soft tissues include ... Tumors of Blood Vessels and Lymph Vessels – Hemangiomas; lymphangiomas; angiosarcomas; Kaposi's sarcoma; hemangioendothelioma...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...However, cancer cells can also invade neighboring organs, and break away and travel to distant parts of the body via the blood stream and lymph channels.  In general, the further that stomach cancer has spread from the original site, the less likely it is that the condition will be cured...”

Testicular Cancer

...the condition
“...Doctors examine lymph tissue microscopically to help determine the stage of the disease...”

Thoracic Duct

...related topic
“This is the body's main lymph collecting vessel...”

Vitamin E a treatment
“...This disease is due to poor development of the lymphatic system, with a consequent chronic pooling of lymph in the legs evidenced by abnormal swelling...”
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