What are the common diseases of the lymphatic system?
- Lymphatic disease is a class of disorders which directly affect the components of the lymphatic system. Examples include Castleman’s disease and lymphedema.
- Diseases and disorder Hodgkin’s Disease/Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. This is a type of cancer of the lymphatic system.
What diseases weaken the immune system?
Examples of autoimmune diseases include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- Multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome.
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
How does the lymphatic system work with the immune system?
The lymphatic system plays an integral role in the immune functions of the body. It is the first line of defense against disease. This network of vessels and nodes transports and filters lymph fluid containing antibodies and lymphocytes (good) and bacteria (bad). The spleen also helps the body fight infection.
Do I have a compromised immune system?
If you seem battle frequent infections, your immune system might be sending you red flags. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology reports that signs of a possible immune deficiency in adults include: Having more than four ear infections in one year. Developing pneumonia twice during a one-year period.