When you discover the existence of cancer, it’s quite a shock to people. It is usually revealed by swollen lymph nodes.
They are located on the neck, around the head, armpits and groin. Enlarged lymph nodes may even form lumps behind the ear.
The lymphatic system is the second circulatory system in the body, and very often we forget to pay attention.
Through the thin walls of the arterial capillaries, blood strain and exits of the blood plasma with nutrients, oxygen and white blood cells. Blood plasma, which strain through the blood capillaries, flooded the cells of tissues and is called tissue fluid.
If we burn, and if we make a an envelope, in the subcutaneous tissue is collected tissue fluid. It has a bright yellow color and salty taste, contains substances that have blood plasma and white blood cells.
Tissue fluid to the cells gives nutrients and oxygen and takes unnecessary substances and carbon dioxide. Lymph differs from blood because does not contains red blood cells and platelets.
In the human body has more lymph than blood. An estimated 25% of the weight of the body belongs to the lymph.
The lymphatic system consists of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and organs (spleen).
Its primary role is to:
the fight against infections in the body,
fight against infectious bacteria,
absorption of excess fluid and waste fats.
Swelling of the face after sleeping occurs due to poor lymph. If the lymphatic system is burdened with waste materials ending up in the nodes and spleen, it comes to swell and block their function.
Due to improper functioning of the lymphatic system can occur frequent colds and infections.
What are lymph nodes?
They are an important part of the immune and lymphatic system that help your body to fight against infection and disease.
They are small in the form of grains – glands that represent filters, transmit nutrients, fluids and wastes between the blood and tissues. In general, the lymph nodes are not painful, and probably not even feel them, except when they swell.
The situation for swollen glands sometimes called lymphadenitis or lymphadenopathy.
When lymph nodes will swell to a particular location, such as the neck, it may indicate a common cold infection or something more serious, such as an injury, greater inflammation or even cancer.
How to identify swollen lymph nodes?
Enlarged lymph nodes may occur in size from small pea to larger ball as cherry. It is worth noting that sometimes swollen lymph nodes are not strictly mean the presence of disease. For example, they can have a normal size if it is smaller than one centimeter in size.
However, if they swell and the size increase double or triple, then we can identify very easily and feel to the touch.
You will feel the following symptoms:
hot, swollen and red skin of the lymph nodes,
pain or tenderness when you touch them,
symptoms of infection such as sore throat, sores in the mouth, fatigue, cough, runny nose, sweating, chills and fever.
How to treat swollen nodes?
It is best to visit a doctor to do a puncture and all the necessary tests.
Herbal medicine: garlic is known anti-inflammatory and antibacterial drug that fights infections and supports the immune system. Garlic reduces swelling and inflammation that caused a swelling of the lymph nodes.