What is a lymphatic disease?
Disorders & DiseasesLymphatic disease is a malfunction of the lymphatic system in which fluid, or lymph, does not pass properly through the lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels.
The most common lymphatic disease is lymphedema.
The most prevalent lymphatic disorder is lymphatic insufficiency, or lymphedema.
What are the 6 lymphatic organs?
- Lymphoid organs. The immune system is made up of organs that control the production and maturation of certain defense cells, the lymphocytes.
- Bone marrow.
- Lymph nodes.
- Lymphatic tissue in the bowel and in other mucous membranes in the body.
What is lymphatic system what are its functions?
The lymphatic system has multiple interrelated functions: It is responsible for the removal of interstitial fluid from tissues. It absorbs and transports fatty acids and fats as chyle from the digestive system. It transports white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes into the bones.
What causes the lymphatic system to fail?
Lymphedema is most commonly caused by the removal of or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It results from a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling.