By: Ryan Briegel and Dylan Porras
Function, Organs Related, And Systems Working With Other Systems
Function of the Lymphatic System
One of the main functions of the Lymphatic System are to collect and return the fluid in spaces between the tissue, including plasma protein to the blood, and this helps to maintain fluid balance. Another main function of the Lymphatic System is using lymphocytes to protect the body against disease.
The Lymphatic System has many organs working with it. “The lymphatic system includes a system of lymphatic capillaries, vessels, nodes, and ducts that collects and transports lymph, which is a clear to slightly yellowish fluid, similar to the plasma in blood.” (http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/what-organs-are-part-of-the-lymphatic-system.html) These organs work with the Lymphatic System to make the System work properly.
Lymphatic System works with other systems
The Lymphatic System helps the immune system by destroying pathogens and filtering waste so that the so that the lymph can be safely returned to the circulatory system. The Lymphatic System also works with the Circulatory System to deliver nutrients, oxygen, and hormones from the blood to the cells that make up the tissues of the body. These systems work together to keep your body running and alive.
Lymphoma happens when the lymphocytes grow to fast and multiply uncontrollably. Some side effects of lymphoma can be decreased blood cell production, diarrhea, fatigue, hair loss, mouth sores, nausea or vomiting, and the inability to have children. A way to cure this disease is through radiation treatment.
"Castleman disease is a group of in inflammatory disorders that cause lymph node enlargement and can result in multiple-organ dysfunction" (http://www.livescience.com/26983-lymphatic-system.html). This disease could be cured by chemotherapy but it is not very likely.
Lymphadenopathy can be caused by infection, inflammation, or cancer. This happens when bacteria is spotted by the lymph nodes, then they start to enlarge uncontrollably. Inflammatory happens when the immune system is active which causes the lymph nodes to enlarge.