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Lymphatic System

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The Lymphatic System
  • Is where much of the bodys defence against disease and infection is located.
  • It is made up of lymph fluid, lymph nodes and lymph vessels.
  • Lymph fluid contains white blood cells that help to fight infection.
  • Lymph nodes work to block infection by filtering out toxins and germs.
  • Lymph vessels are the transit system that lymph fluid travels along.
  • When the lymphatic system functions well, it helps to keep your body healthy.
The lymphatic system is the dominant route of drainage of excess tissue fluid. When the lymphatic system is faulty or has been damaged, fluid may collect in the tissues and this build up can cause swelling or other effects that could be the early signs of lymphedema.

There are two types of lymphedema: primary lymphedema and secondary lymphedema

The purpose of the health information on the website of the Alberta Lymphedema Association (ALA) is to inform and educate. This information does not replace the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of health care providers. It is not meant to be used for diagnosis or treatment. If you have medical questions or concerns about your own health, please consult a qualified health care provider. The ALA makes every effort to ensure that the health information on this website is correct and up-to-date, but cannot guarantee that it is error-free or complete. Links to our website are presented for informational purposes only and any mention of a product, form of therapy, or therapist does not constitute a recommendation.

Alberta Lymphedema Association
2406 - 10 Market Blvd SE
Airdrie, Alberta
T4A 0W8    Canada

Contact: Diane Martin
Tel: (403) 281-9205

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