Lymphatic system and Immunity

Responding and adapting to illness: how does the immune system protect the body?

Immune system

  • White blood cells defend the body against disease
  • Phagocytes devour pathogens
  • Lymphocytes are the second most common type of white blood cell
  • Innate immunity provides rapid and general defense against invading pathogens
  • Adaptive immunity corresponds to a complex and targeted response to pathogens

The immune system

  • Innate immunity (non-specific defenses);
  • Acquired immunity (i.e. Specific, activating, among other things, specialized white blood cells and antibodies).

The lymphatic system

  • Circulate fluids and regulate their level in the body;
  • Absorb the contained fats and liposoluble vitamins in the digestive system.
  • Defend the body against infections, viruses, and bacteria.

Lymphatic drainage

The research

The link between lymphatic drainage and immunity

  • Persistent fatigue;
  • Increased sensitivity to infections (colds, repetitive vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, herpes);
  • Increased healing time.



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