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The Importance of the Lymphatic System


Our lymphatic system is a network of tissues, vessels, and organs that work together to move a colorless, water-like fluid called lymph back into your bloodstream. It is so important to keep our lymphatic systems healthy so that our bodies can maintain a consistent flow. Our lymphatic system plays many roles, like:


Maintaining Fluid Levels

The lymphatic system collects excess fluid that drains from cells and tissue throughout your body and returns it to your blood stream, which is then recirculated through your body.


Absorbs Fats from the Digestive Tracts

Lymph includes fluids from your intestines that contain fats and proteins and transports it back to your bloodstream.


Protects Your Body Against Foreign Invaders

The lymphatic system produces and releases lymphocytes (white blood cells) and other immune cells that monitor and then destroy the foreign invader -such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi- that may enter your body.


Transports and Removes

The lymphatic system transports and removes waste products and abnormal cells from the lymph.

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