Lymph System


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Lymph System

When sickness or infection invades the body, the immune system is the first line of defense. A big part of that defense is the lymph system. Lymph is carried through the body by lymph vessels that have valves and muscles to help move the fluid. Along the route are lymph nodes that serve as filters for harmful substances. This network of vessels and nodes together is called the lymph system.
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If the cancer cells are carried through the lymph system, either of two things could happen: 1) They may reach nearby lymph nodes - essentially, small clusters of immune cells or 2) They may spread to other organs in the body.
They can't ventilate like a runner, so that makes the lymph system less efficient.
Dormant infection TB is caused by a pathogen called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is most commonly found in the lungs although it can spread to other parts of the body, such as the lymph system.
This kind of cancer spreads to the lymph nodes and other parts of the body through the lymph system and bloodstream.
Previous research by the same study authors confirmed that the same beers also reduced the formation of harmful chemicals called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have been directly linked to DNA damage and the development of tumors in cells of the colon, breast, prostate and lymph system.
When cancer cells break away from a tumor, they can travel to other areas of the body through either the bloodstream or the lymph system.
The lymph system helps maintain the balance of internal fluid in the body along with the arteries and veins (Francis, 2013).
A separate study from Sophie Viaud of the French National Health and Medical Research Institute in Villejuif shows that a chemotherapy drug called cyclophosphamide causes bacteria in the gut to move into the lymph system.
It also boosts the lymph system, which gets rid of toxins and waste products from the body.
Drink lots of water to help drain die lymph system.
The highly organized system acts like a series of pipes that piggyback on the brain's blood vessels, sort of a shadow plumbing system that seems to serve much the same function in the brain as the lymph system does in the rest of the body - to drain away waste products.