The lymphatic system is comprised of more lymph fluid than the blood or vascular system. Muscle movement is critically important for lymph fluid movement since the system does not have a pump. The lymph system is a part of the immune system. It also carries food particles for digestion and plays a role in making sure your body is strong.
Parts Include: Lymph Nodes, Tonsils, Thoracic Duct, Thymus, Spleen, Lymph Vessels
Lymph nodes are aggregates of lymph tissue designed to support the body’s immune system. Swollen or enlarged lymph nodes are common when the immune system is compromised.
Large aggregates of lymph tissue designed to support the immune system. An example of a large lymph gland would be the spleen.
An accumulation of lymph tissue found in the throat; they enlarge when under stress to process large amounts of debris, toxins and foreign invaders handled by white blood and killer cells.
The thoracic duct is a tube that carries lymph fluid through the body, to be processed for excretion.
Part of the immune system. It is located in the upper chest cavity and is impacted by stress and thyroid function.