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What is the difference between the bloodstream and the lymphatic system?

What is the difference between the bloodstream and the lymphatic system???
Oh! Also... What is one similarity?

lymph is blood without red blood corpuscles

Both are fluid conduit system. One works by contractile pressure the other by convection.

both are fluid systems help in cleaning our body

It would be better if you make your own research other than letting us do your own homework, just a suggestion  (+ info)

What are the risk of high abnormalities and pregnancy?

Im 19 and i hav a pap smear done a couple months ago which came back posible high abnormalities. Im booked for a calapsy in august.
I was wondering what are the risk of having high abnormalities during pregancy.

There will be no risk if you go and get this problem sorted out. You shouldn't be thinking about pregnancy at 19 though. I can't imagine why if your pap came back normal it took them a few months to book you for a colposcopy. They booked mine with in a few days. they went in, did their biopsies and stuff and nothing was wrong. I've had 3 children with no abnormalities.  (+ info)

What are the odds to having a down syndrome baby with 2 ultrasound abnormalities?

I went in for my ultrasound at 19 wks and found out the baby has echoing in the heart ventricles and a cyst at base of brain. Individually, they would not be concerned, but because 2 abnormalities are present I need to go in for a level 2 ultrasound. What are my odds for having a down syndrome baby at 30 with these abnormalities being present?

I am 34 and had 2 abnormalities on my son's ultrasound. He had an echogenci foci (white spot on the heart) and a dilated kidney. He is a perfect 3 month old. 2 abnormalities is not unusual at all. Try not to worry. I know that's hard because I've been there.  (+ info)

want to understand the link between chromosomal abnormalities in parents and recurrent miscarriages?

I learn that one of the reasons for recurrent miscarriage of a pregnancy is the chromsomal abnormalities found in atleast one parent. I have the following questions:
1. Does this problem always result in a miscarriage or are there chances of delivering a live baby ?
2. If it results in a child-birth, are there chances of the baby born with abnormalities ?
3. Is this problem curable/treatable ?

1. The problem does not always end in a miscarriage. Most chrom abnormalities that result in a miscarriage happen before 6 weeks of pregnancy.

2. 1 out of 150 babies is born with a chromosomal abnormality. These types of abnormalities occur when the structure of a chromosome is damaged or the number of chromosomes is off (extra or too few).

3. Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Patau's syndrome (trisomy 13), and Edward's syndrome (trisomy 18) are common chromosomal abnormalites. Prenatal testing, like amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, can be done before the birth and I have heard that they can now go in and remove the extra chromosomes or fix them which would fix the abnormality but most of them are non-curable and non-treatable.  (+ info)

Is the production of mucus part of the lymphatic system or the respiratory?

I am typing a paper that has a main focus on the body's natural reaction to bacteria or a virius. What I can't remember is rather or not the production of mucus as a way to rid the body of bacteria would be apart of the lymphatic system, since the lymphatic system does infact deal with mainly all other matter of desposing of bacterium.

It is really a reaction of epithelium, such as nose, mouth, conjunctivae in the eyes, vagina, etc.  (+ info)

What can happen to your lymphatic system system from laser tattoo removal? ?

I am wondering if it can cause cancer or anything else? Is it bad to get more than one tattoo removed at a time and how long will your body take to flush it out of your lymphatic system, and will one feel sick or weak in between tattoo removal sessions as their body is working super hard to heal? Also how long should people really wait in-between removal sessions? weeks or months?

See if this link might help to answer your question.

There are also other concerns linked to the liver and other organs in your body. My suggestion would be to not remove the tattoos.  (+ info)

What foods help protect your lymphatic system?

I have to make a food pyramid on foods that help protect your lymphatic system and foods that help prevent deseases that effect the lymphatic system. Can you help? Do you know any foods, health tips, websites.. i'd really appreciate it .. Thanks ;)

Oranges?  (+ info)

Where can I find someone to perform lymphatic massage in my area?

I was diagnosed with mono last week and my left lymph node in my neck is very swollen and uncomfortable. I was told that a lymphatic massage would keep the fluids moving to prevent swelling and infection. Can a regular massage therapist do this? If not, how would I find someone who can in my area? Do they operate under a special title?

That's great that you've been recommended for manual lymph drainage. That was something that I was trained in while I was going through my certification program. While massage therapists can do this if they have had the proper training, in this circumstance I'm certain that MLD is not the solution to your problem. Here is why: When a person is ill with a viral or bacterial infection and/or fever, circulation of lymph through the nodes slows, giving the lymphocytes more time to destroy the bacteria or virus. Because massage moves fluid through the lymphatic system more quickly, it can interfere with the body's efforts to defeat the attacking cells and can prolong the illness. During fever, white blood cells multiply more rapidly and bacteria and viruses multiply more slowly; fever therefore is part of the body's healing process. Because lymph drainage massage lowers the body temperature, a client should not receive a massage if they are feverish.  (+ info)

How does the lymphatic system absorb fluid for drainage?

Hey guys,

How does the lymphatic system absorb fluid for drainage?

I've been trying to answer this question for weeks, but i'm having trouble with it, any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


There are three types of vessels in human body: arteries, veins, and lymphatic vessels.

Heart pushes out blood into aorta and arteries, which divide in smaller arteries, which on the end are called capillaries. From the capillaries, blood is up-taken by small veins, which bring the blood back into the heart.

Capillaries have permeable walls, which allow that some blood plasma leaks out from them into surrounding tissues. And from there, this plasma is up-taken by small lymphatic vessels, which join in right lymphatic duct and thoracic duct, which on the end are drained into left and right subclavian vein and hence into the heart.

In the course of lymphatic vessels, there are lymphatic nodes, so the lymph flows through them and it is filtered this way - eventual viruses, bacteria and foreign substances may be destroyed there.  (+ info)

Is there a routine to give yourself a lymphatic draining massage, or is it better to see a therapist?

I think I need to drain the lymphatic system more often. is this something I ca do myself or should I see a professional?

Yes, the exercises recommended will move lymph fluid, but you can massage yourself through the arm pits, neck area, and groin area using firm but gentle pressure using clockwise circular motions. We utilize self-massage allot in qi-gong.

There are also herbs that stimulate lymphatic drainage:

Trifolium pratense-Red Clover
A classic "blood cleanser", Red Clover is a preeminant detoxification herb and is classically used as an anti-tumor herb in the Essiac remedy.

Arctium lappa-Burdock Root
Drains lymphatic fluids, reduces toxins and removes uric acid. Burdock is highly effective for all types of skin ailments including acne, psoriasis, rashes and eczema. Historically used as an anti-tumor herb in Essiac remedy.

Plantago laceolata-Plantain herb
Plantain removes lymphatic congestion, neutralizes stomach acid and tones the entire digestive system, as well as the urinary tract.

Echinacea purpurea-Echinacea
Well known Native American herb once called "snake root". Drains lymph and removes toxins. Echinacea is best known for its ability to relieve the common cold.

Eupatorium purpureum-Gravel Root
Strengthens immune function and clears viral infections. Gravel Root or Joe Pye Weed also drains lymphatic fluids and uric acid. It supports urinary tract functions and clears urinary infections as well as stones.

Ocimum basilicum-Basil
Drains lymphatic fluids, stop coughing.

Galium aparin-Cleavers
Drains lymphatic fluids, diuretic, removes toxins. Cleavers is helpful in clearing eruptive skin conditions such as rashes, eczema, and rashes.  (+ info)

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