The lymphatic system.. what you need to know
There are many amazing systems within the working mechanics of the human body that are quite amazing. While many know the function of them individually, such as diabetes is a blood sugar problem and breast cancer is a lymph node issue, many are unaware of the connections between the systems.
The endocrine system is a ductless glandular system that releases hormones. That network also works with the nervous system to help regulate and maintain metabolic activity and the body’s homeostasis. This is why when hormones are off you feel off.
The top to bottom players are hypothalamus, pineal gland, pituitary gland, Parathyroid, thyroid, Thymus gland… then we go to liver, adrenal glands, kidney, pancreas, ovaries and placenta in women and testes in men.
This system innervates and creates cellular action to keep you alive and functioning.
The lymphatic system is the path to getting the cellular trash out that the previous system creates with life itself. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that run through the body. Where ever there are blood vessels there are lymph vessels. The lymph system supports the immune system. If it’s backed up the system does not work well. It supports the immune system by absorbing over flow of fats from the intestines and other unmanaged and unused waste material. It is a milky fluid that contains white blood cells (lymphocytes) and protein and fats. The excess waste seeps out of the blood vessels into body spaces in the tissue and are collected in the lymph vessels to flow out of the body as waste. (The leach lines of the body so to speak). This cellular waste is stored in the lymph for removal. There is no pump on the lymph system as there is on the blood vessels that are actively pumped by the heart. If you do not move your body your lymph becomes stagnant and turns to solid plugs not milky fluid.
That waste is cellular breakdown of daily life trash, bacterial invasions and such.
The lymph system has well over 100 tiny oval shaped structures called lymph nodes that act as a filter and further barriers to infection. The spleen houses the largest body of lymph tissue in the body