Lymphatic system in your body
The lymphatic system is a complex network of ducts and nodes that carry a fluid called lymph. Lymph is a clear to yellowish watery fluid that forms between the cells of the body. This watery fluid travels down the lymphatic channels, through various lymph nodes, and eventually empties into the bloodstream. It forms when interstitial fluid (the fluid that bathes cells and tissues) enters the ducts of the lymphatic system. Interstitial fluid is formed in turn due to leakage of blood. This clear fluid contains white blood cells, known as lymphocytes, along with a small concentration of red blood cells and proteins. Because white blood cells are smaller than red blood cells, they can easily pass through membranes that red blood cells cannot. It circulates through the body’s tissues collecting fats, bacteria, and other unwanted materials, removing excess tissue fluid, and filtering these substances through the lymphatic system to produce immune cells such as lymphocytes (antibody-producing plasma cells) and monocytes.
Lymph nodes that are close to each other often form in groups or chains, such as the sides of the neck, armpits, groin, and many parts of the body. Lymph and lymph nodes are important parts of the immune system. They contain white blood cells (lymphocytes) and antibodies that defend the body against infection. Damage to or disruption of the lymphatic system can result in a variety of medical conditions. Small lymph nodes (sometimes called lymph nodes) are found throughout the body.
Check the time bomb in your body
Lymphatic acorns are normally the size of a pea. Sometimes you can feel something under the skin. Lymphatic acorns under the skin become more noticeable and easier to feel if they swell. The swollen lymph gland can swell to the size of marbles or even larger. But you cannot see or feel the lymphatic acorns deeper in the chest or abdomen, even if they swell.
Causes of swollen lymph nodes:
1. Infection: the most common
Lymph nodes near an infection quickly swell and become sensitive as the immune system ‘fights’ infectious germs like bacteria, viruses, etc. The lymph nodes usually return to their normal pea size when the infection is over. It may take a week or so for them to gradually return to normal after infection.
The most common infected areas are:
– Throat infections and tonsillitis can cause lymph nodes in the neck to swell.
– Arm skin infections can cause swollen lymph nodes in the armpit.
– Leg or genital infections can cause lymph nodes in the groin to swell.
– Virus infections such as glandular fever affect the entire body. Then you can develop swollen lymph nodes in various parts of the body, such as the neck, armpits, and groin.
2. Cancers, lymphomas and leukemia: less frequent
Cancer can “spread” (spread) to nearby lymph nodes. Then the cancer grows in the lymph gland and causes it to swell. For instance:
– Breast cancer can spread to the lymph nodes in the armpit.
– Throat cancer can spread to lymph nodes in the neck.
– Lung cancer and bowel cancer can spread to lymph nodes that cannot normally be seen or felt in the abdomen and chest.
– Cancer of the lymphatic and blood systems (lymphomas and leukemia) can cause inflammation of many lymph nodes.
As a general rule, swollen lymph nodes develop slowly to become cancers, lymphomas, and leukemia than those caused by infections. And they are painless at first.
3. Other causes – rare
Reactions to certain medications, glycogen storage diseases, Kawasaki disease, sarcoidosis, and certain forms of arthritis.
Check your lymphatic acorns
Swollen lymph nodes due to virus infections are common. For example, the lymph nodes in your neck may go up and down if you have frequent throat infections. This is of little importance. Swollen lymph nodes are more of a concern if there is no apparent reason for them to become swollen. Consult your doctor if:
– You find swollen lymph nodes and don’t know why they have swollen if you don’t have an infection.
– Swollen lymph nodes due to infection do not go down again in two weeks.
Bring your beauty salon home
There are some types of body work like lymphatic massage and galvanic spa system that are designed to promote healthy circulation of lymph to stimulate healthy tissue and drainage. Go for a lymphatic massage, you have to book an appointment and spend a few hours in the beauty salon, which is expensive in terms of time and money. But now, you can purchase a Nu Skin Galvanic Spa and start your home spa treatment today.
Bring your spa results home
With the stresses of modern life, spa treatments have become more than just an occasional pampering, they are a requirement to look and feel good. The Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System brings the day spa into your home. Using state-of-the-art, patent-pending Galvanic Spa 2 technology, no salon appointment is necessary. For more than 50 years, spa professionals have used galvanic current in personalized treatments to refresh and energize the skin. Through a gentle massaging action, this current helps to concentrate cellular energy and improve lymphatic circulation. Now you can get these same beneficial treatments in the comfort of your home with the Galvanic Spa System.
Feel the galvanic differences
This patent-pending wireless handheld uses self-adjusting technology, low-level galvanic (electrical) current to facilitate the transport of key ingredients to the skin for better cleansing, hydration, circulation, and radiance. The gentle massage action of each of the four accessories (face, treatment, body, scalp) combined with the galvanic current machine, can improve blood circulation and attract vital nutrients to the outer layers of the skin. Studies have shown that a Nu Skin Galvanic Spa II treatment can improve active ingredient delivery by 70% or more for up to 24 hours after galvanic treatment. It is safe, effective and convenient. Research shows that when Galvanic Spa II Body Shaping Gel is used twice in the same day, the benefits are cumulative.
Lymphatic massage with Galvanic Spa System
For lymphatic massage, use the body conductor, apply more Body Shaping Gel to the areas where you want to reduce the accumulation of fluid with bacterial agents and toxins in the body. With theobromine and golden chamomile, this advanced treatment helps decrease fat storage and activates fat breakdown, and promotes healthy lymph node circulation.
Tips on Lymphatic Massage with Galvanic Spa System II
Stay in the lymph nodes for 20 seconds (you will hear a beep). After the massage for the first 1-2 minutes, if the gel turns into a thick white liquid, it shows that there is some drainage in the lymph nodes. Wipe off the liquid while and reapply gel again. It may take someone several times to have a clear liquid depending on the individual health condition. If the gel turns a yellowish liquid, it shows that the toxin and swelling from the infected lymph nodes are being drained with the galvanic current. Sometimes people will feel pain or bruise if the blockage is severe. Clean dirty gels and continue to massage Galvanic Spa System II with fresh gel. Tolerate the pain and gradually it will be less painful as your internal situation improves. A little reddish on the skin is considered normal and will disappear later.
Your own health iPod at home
Galvanic Spa System is one of the anti-aging solutions. Healthy medications such as lymphatic circulation; release pain (such as sore feet, painful lymph nodes, painful joints, painful armpit lump, tennis elbow), body relaxation, improvement of vein problem, fine lines and wrinkles, reduce fine lines and skin lines eyes, rejuvenate the complexion of your face, slim facial, revitalize your scalp and regrow hair, renew your body, reduce belly fat, remove cellulite, reduce underarm fat, shape your body, strengthen your body line, etc. It’s a 4-in-1 health iPod, medical iPod, beauty iPod, and anti-aging iPod. Everyone should have a private iPod for personal hygiene reasons.