Lymphatic System in your body
The lymphatic system is a complex network of conduits and nodes that carry a fluid called lymph. Lymph is a clear to yellowish watery fluid which formed in between cells of the body. This watery fluid travels in the lymph channels, through various lymph glands and eventually drains into the bloodstream. It is formed when interstitial fluid (the fluid that bathes cells and tissues) enters the conduits of the lymphatic system. The interstitial fluid is in turn formed because of filtration of blood. This clear fluid contains white blood cells, known as lymphocytes, along with a small concentration of red blood cells and proteins. Because white blood cells are smaller than red blood cells, they can pass easily through membranes which red blood cells cannot penetrate. It circulates through body tissues picking up fats, bacteria, and other unwanted materials, removal of excess tissue fluid, filtering these substances out through the lymphatic system to produce immune cells such as lymphocytes (antibody producing plasma cells) and monocytes.
Lymph glands that are near each other often form into groups or chains such as the sides of the neck, the armpits, and the groins and many places in body. Lymph and lymph glands are major parts of the immune system. They contain white blood cells (lymphocytes) and antibodies that defend the body against infection. Damage or interruption to the lymphatic system can result in a range of medical conditions. Small lymph glands (sometimes called lymph nodes) occur throughout the body.
Check time bomb in your body
Lymph glands are normally pea-sized. You can sometimes feel some under the skin. Lymph glands under the skin become more noticeable and easier to feel if they swell. Swollen Lymphatic gland can swell to the size of marbles or even bigger. But, you cannot see or feel lymph glands deeper in the chest or abdomen even if they swell.
Causes of swollen lymph glands:
1. Infection – the most common
The lymph glands near to an infection swell quickly and become tender as the immune system ‘fights off’ infecting germs such as bacteria, virus, etc. The lymph glands usually go back to their normal ‘pea size’ when the infection is over. It can take a week or so for them to gradually go back to normal after the infection.
Common infected areas are:
– Throat infections and tonsillitis may cause lymph glands in the neck to swell.
– Skin infections of the arm may cause lymph glands in the armpit to swell.
– Infections of the leg or genitals may cause lymph glands in the groin to swell.
– Virus infections such as glandular fever affect the whole body. You may then develop swollen lymph glands in various parts of the body such as the neck, armpit and groins.
2. Cancers, lymphomas and leukemia – less common
A cancer can ‘seed’ (spread) to nearby lymph glands. The cancer then grows in the lymph gland and causes it to swell. For example:
– Breast cancer may seed to the lymph glands in the armpit.
– Throat cancer may seed to lymph glands in the neck.
– Lung cancer and gut cancer may seed to lymph glands that you usually cannot see or feel in the abdomen and chest.
– Cancer of the lymphatic and blood systems (lymphomas and leukemia) can cause many lymph glands to swell.
As a rule, swollen lymph glands develop slowly to become cancers, lymphomas and leukemia than those cause from infections. And they are painless at the beginning.
3. Other causes -rare
Reactions to certain drugs, glycogen storage diseases, Kawasaki disease, sarcoidosis and certain forms of arthritis.
Check your lymph glands
Swollen lymph glands due to virus infections are common. For example, lymph glands in the neck may go ‘up and down’ if you have frequent throat infections. This is of little concern. Swollen lymph glands are more of a concern if there is no apparent reason for them to swell. Consult your doctor if:
– You find swollen lymph glands and you do not know why they have swollen if you do not have an infection.
– Swollen lymph glands due to an infection do not go down again within two weeks.
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There are some types of bodywork such as Lymphatic massage and Galvanic Spa System are designed to promote healthy circulation of lymph to encourage drainage and healthy tissues. Go for a lymphatic massage, you need to book for an appointment and spend few hours in the beauty salon which is costly in terms of time and money. But now, you can just buy a Nu Skin Galvanic Spa and start your home spa treatment today.
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With the stress of modern life, spa treatments have become more than just occasional pampering, they are a requisite for looking and feeling great. The Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System brings the day spa home to you. Using the cutting -edge and patent-pending technological Galvanic Spa 2, no beauty salon appointment is necessary. For over 50 years, spa professionals have used galvanic current in customized treatments to refresh and energize the skin. Through a gentle massaging action, this current helps focus cellular energy and improve lymphatic circulation. Now you can get these same beneficial treatments in the convenience of your own home with the Galvanic Spa System.
Feel The Galvanic Differences
This patent pending, wireless handheld device uses self-adjusting technology, low level galvanic (electric) current to facilitate the transport of key ingredients into the skin for improved cleansing, hydration, circulation and radiance. The gentle massaging action of each of the four attachments (face, treatment, body, scalp) combined with galvanic current machine, can improve blood circulation and draws vital nutrients to the outer layers of the skin. Studies have shown that a Nu Skin Galvanic Spa II Treatment may enhance active ingredient delivery 70% or more for up to 24 hours post-galvanic treatment. It is safe, effective and convenience. Research shows when Galvanic Spa II Body Shaping Gel is used twice in the same day, the benefits are cumulative.
Lymphatic massage with Galvanic Spa System
For Lymphatic massage, use the body conductor, apply more Body Shaping Gel on areas which you want to reduce the accumulation of fluid with bacterial agents and toxins in body. Featuring Theobromine and Golden Chamomile, this advanced treatment helps decrease fat storage and activate fat breakdown, and to promote healthy circulation of lymph glands.
Tips on Lymphatic massage with Galvanic Spa System II
Stay on lymph glands for 20 seconds (you will hear 1 beep sound). After massage for first 1-2 minutes, if the gel turns to thick white fluid, it shown that there is some drainage in lymph glands. Wipe away the while fluid and apply new gel again. Somebody might take few times to have clear fluid depending on individual health condition. If the gel turns to yellowish fluid, it shown that the toxin and inflammation of the infected lymph glands are being drained with the galvanic current. Sometimes, people will feel painful or found bruise if blockage is serious. Wipe away the dirty gels and continue massage with the Galvanic Spa System II with new gel. Tolerate the pain and it will gradually less painful when your internal situation is improved. Some reddish on skin is deemed to be normal and it will disappear later.
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