What is the Lymph System?

What is the Lymph System?


A proper functioning lymphatic system is very important to our body’s ability to drain fluids, detoxify, regenerate tissues, filter out toxins, and maintain a healthy immune system! The system involves an extensive network of vessels that pass through almost all of our tissues! The lymph circulates through the body in a similar way to blood. Did you know? There are about 600 lymph nodes in the body! They respond with swelling due to infection, a build-up on fluid, bacteria, or other organisms.


The lymphatic systems play a huge role in the immune system, fluid balance, and absorption of fats. As the lymph vessels drain fluid from tissues, this enables foreign material to be sent to the immune system cells for assessment.


Why is it important to improve the flow of lymph?

Think about how crucial it is for blood to carry oxygen and nutrients to our cells. Well, this system is responsible for something just as critical. It’s responsible for carrying accumulated toxins and waste away from tissues and out of the body. When you remove these toxins that cause blockage, you will end up with a stronger immune system!


Why is it critical in fighting infection?

So, the lymphatic system produces white blood cells (T and B cells). As these cells reach the lymph nodes, they’re filtered and activated by contact with viruses, bacteria, etc. As they become activated, they then form antibodies and begin defending our body! If they have already dealt with the same pathogens before, they can produce these antibodies by memory. Did you know? It is actually in the lymph nodes that these cells first encounter pathogens. Making this system the most critical in fighting infection.


Interested in learning more about this complex system? Or maybe you’re interested in learning how to keep it as healthy as possible? Well, we will be posting more soon about just what you can do to maintain a healthy-functioning lymph system! Feel free to call us at (760) 610-5761! Or stay tuned to read more …

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