Interdependent

For everyone in the back of Anatomy/Physiology class who didnt hear me…

“Our body systems work together. Not Separately.”

This is a half-assed plea to those who think focusing on curing a body part is going to fix everything.

Our body interdependent.

Interdependent:

[in-ter-di-pen-duh nt]

adjective
  1.  mutually dependent; depending on each other.

In reference to my last post regarding diseases and how the Lymphatic system is a big part of keeping us disease free. Well here is a list of the diseases I spoke of before and how they are affected by a sluggish lymph.

Heart disease (more specifically Cardiovascular disease): Narrowing of the blood vessels which can cause Stroke, heart attacks, etc.

Lymph cause: Waste transported by lymph is deposited/built up in the blood vessels but not removed.

Cancer: The growth of abnormal cells that is uncontrolled. Abnormal cells may or may not metastasize(travel) through the body.

Lymph cause: Waste transported by lymph is deposited/built up in the body tissues but not removed.

Chronic lower respiratory disease (or know as Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disease): Diseases that prevent the proper use of the airways. Normally associated with smoking which is a known risk factor.

Lymph cause: Waste transported by lymph is deposited/built up in the lungs but not removed.

Illustration of bronchitis

Interesting how the blockage looks like mucus…

Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): A rupture or blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. Its also to be caused most often by atherosclerosis; hardening of the blood vessels.

Lymph cause: Waste transported by lymph is deposited/built up in the blood vessels of the brain but not removed. See Alzheimer’s Disease.

Wow another pic with mucus blocking a vessel. Starting to pick up what I’m putting down?…

Illustration of Stroke Causes

Alzheimer’s disease: The destruction of nerve cells in the brain by two protein fragments called plaques and tangles.

Lymph cause: Waste transported by lymph is deposited/built up in the blood vessels of the brain but not removed.

Diabetes: The body is unable to control the blood sugar levels in the blood. The pancreas eventually loses its effectiveness in producing insulin.

Lymph cause: Waste transported by lymph is deposited/built up in the pancreas but not removed.

When the lymphatic and the cardiovascular system do not complete passing of the waste between each other we see the havoc it unleashes on the body. Since both of these systems are interdependent on one another you need to find something that will benefit the whole rather than the one part.

In the end it seems like when we start to eliminate what’s causing the backup, then we treat all the body systems and all the diseases.

And as one would guess, diet and exercise will help you eliminate that backup.

I will point out some of the specific ways next time.

Until then,

ligon55

Sources (check em! I dare ya!):

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353118

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20370588

https://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/toolstemplates/entertainmented/tips/ChronicRespiratoryDisease.html

https://www.webmd.com/stroke/ss/slideshow-stroke-overview

https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/what-is-alzheimers

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/type-2/?loc=db-slabnav

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