Lymphatic system

Published on Lymphatic system.

From a biological perspective, the human body contains mostly water, liquids. Those liquids need to circulate and they do so through the lymphatic vases.

The lymph occupies the spaces between cells and also circulates through the lymphatic vases. Lymphocytes are while cells produced by the lymphatic ganglia, in the bone marrow and in the spleen, which also play an important role in the immune system, by producing and transporting antibodies. Many lymphocytes mature in the thymus.

The lymphatic vases let the body liquids that do not belong to the blood stream and that are not inside the vascular system to get inside the veins. These liquids need to go back inside those vases and inside the blood stream before returning to the heart (through the veins). Lymphatic vases are thus the assistants of the veins in their draining capacity.

As they lack a heart to make them move forward, lymphatic vases depend on the muscles that are closer to them to perform their function.

Inflammation of the lymphatic ganglia (adenitis, adenopathy), as well as cysts in the so-called lymphatic ganglia (lymphomas, Hodgkin’s disease) occur when the person feels tension associated to the feeling of needing to defend himself, to justify himself, in order not to feel undervalued.

Lymphoma is a tumor in the lymphatic ganglia. Although technically the problem is different from leukaemia, the tension the person feels in his conscience is the same as in leukaemia.

The lymphatic system works on immunity, just like the immune system.

See Leukaemia, Thymus and Immune system.

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