Why Should You Take Care of Your Lymphatic System?
If you’ve been paying attention to your diet and maintaining a healthy weight, then well done! Did you know, though, that if you really want to be healthy from the inside out then you should be paying a little more attention to your lymphatic system.
What Does The Lymphatic System Do?
Your lymphatic system is a complex network similar to your cardiovascular network, consisting of organs and vessels which work to rid the body of waste and toxins. Our tonsils, adenoids, spleen and thymus work together with a highway of tiny vessels beneath the skin to filter out unwanted materials in the body.
The lymphatic system transports a clear liquid called lymph which carries white blood cells around the body to fight infection and battle bacteria. When you have inflamed lymph nodes, often felt in the throat or groin area, that’s your lymphatic system on high alerts as they create infection-fighting white blood cells.
While our heart acts as a strong pump to circulate blood around our bodies, the lymphatic system has no such ally.
So how do we keep the lymph system running at full capacity?
Caring For Your Lymphatic System
One of the key ways in which we can keep the fluids moving in the lymph vessels is by regular exercise. The contractions of the muscles, breathing and the force of gravity help to stimulate this essential system. A trampoline is a great example of a low impact exercise which benefits our lymph system.
Staying hydrated with plenty of clean, filtered water is another way to flush out waste and keep our insides clean. Sufficient water helps to carry the water-soluble toxins out of the body, where they belong.
Massage and hydrotherapy are also a great way to help our bodies detox and maintain a strong lymphatic system.
If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, swollen lymph nodes, abdominal pain or night sweats then you may be experiencing problems with your lymphatic system. Call in and talk with Dr Sanua who offers a wide range of treatment options to get you back to optimal health.