Lymphatic System

Definition of Lymphatic System:

A network of vessels which collect fluid from the tissues of the body and return it to the blood.  Lymphatic fluid (also called lymph) is rich in white blood cells that fight infection and an important part of the body's immune system.

Topics Related to Lymphatic System

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

...the condition
“...Leukemic lymphoblasts may accumulate in the lymphatic system, and the lymph nodes can become enlarged...”

Breast Cancer

...the condition
“...The most serious complication of breast cancer is metastasis, which occurs when tumor cells break away from the main tumor and travel through the bloodstream or lymphatic system to other locations in the body, usually lymph nodes, lungs, liver, bones, brain, or skin...”
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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

...the condition
“...These large numbers of leukemic lymphocytes (white cells) can collect in the lymphatic system and the lymph nodes may become enlarged...”

Cleavers

...as a treatment
“...It has a mild laxative effect, stimulates the lymphatic system, and has shown benefit in skin related problems...”

Consequences of Splenectomy

...the condition
“...The spleen may be removed if it is damaged or overactive, or if the patient has cancer of the lymphatic system.  A damaged spleen can cause a serious loss of blood (for example, after an accident) and in extreme cases result in death...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...The lymphatic system is present throughout the body...”

Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...Similar to other organs of the lymphatic system, particular immune cells (B-lymphocytes and T-lymphocytes) and blood cells are either made or matured inside the spleen...”

Hodgkin's Disease

...related topic
“Cancer of the lymphatic system and lymph nodes.”

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“Hodgkin's disease is one of a group of cancers called lymphomas (cancers that develop in the lymphatic system).  Hodgkin's disease – an uncommon lymphoma – accounts for less than 1% of all cases of cancer in the US...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Tumors that have grown large or spread (metastasized) through the bloodstream or lymphatic system to other parts of the body are more difficult to treat and present an increased risk for mortality...”

Lymphatic Congestion

...the condition
“The Lymphatic System is a drainage network of fluid, organs and vessels that is responsible for the removal of cellular debris, large proteins, foreign bodies, pathogenic agents (bacteria, viruses, toxins...”
...relationship to Dehydration
“Drinking plenty of water makes sure the body is well-hydrated and helps the lymphatic system do its job of flushing toxins and waste from the body.”
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Lymphatic Stimulation

...as a treatment
“Undigested food, infectious material, dead cells, toxins, and other debris have to be carried off by the lymphatic system.  Thickened and sluggish lymph results in swelling and discomfort...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“Lymphoma is a general term for cancers that develop in the lymphatic system.  Hodgkin's disease is one type of lymphoma, and all other lymphomas are grouped together and called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...”

Oregon Grape Root

...as a treatment
“...Barberry is more specific for the liver while Oregon grape is a valuable aid to the lymphatic system.  Oregon grape rhizome and roots have the following properties: alterative, antibiotic, antiseptic, astringent, bitter taste, cholagogue, cooling, diuretic, emetic, laxative, thyroid...”

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...”

Rosy Periwinkle

...as a treatment
“...Vincristine has proved most effective in treating childhood leukemia; vinblastine in treating testicular cancer and Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymphatic system).  Long before modern researchers learned of this plant's valuable and varied properties, folk healers in faraway places were using the Madagascar periwinkle for a host of medicinal...”

Spleen

...related topic
“The largest organ of the lymphatic system in the body, located between the stomach and the diaphragm (the muscle below the lungs which provides the motion for breathing)...”

Stillingia

...as a treatment
“...Stillingia Root is considered especially effective for the lymphatic system.  It has been used to rid the body of toxins and cleanse and purify the blood, as well as relieve bronchial complaints...”

Thymoma

...related topic
“A tumor of the thymus, an organ that is part of the lymphatic system and is located in the chest, behind the breastbone.”

Trichinosis

...the condition
“...These microscopic young worms penetrate the lining of the intestines, pass into the lymphatic system or the blood, and are carried to the heart...”

Vitamin E

...as 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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