Lymphonoduses: what inflammation says
At any time of the year, our body must fight with various bacteria and viruses that attack the immune system of adults and children. One of the main symptoms of such a struggle can be enlarged lymph nodes, the main advocates of health. About how the human lymphatic system works and what is signaled by the inflammation of the lymph nodes, we will tell today in our material.
The immune system protects the body from infection in several stages, and one of the lines of protection is lymphatic system. It is through the operation of the lymphatic system that infection of bacteria and viruses is prevented. The main barrier to infection is The lymph nodes.
The lymph nodes a kind of biological filters through which lymph flows, bringing into the body infection and foreign particles, in response to the fight against which lymph nodes increase. Also it is in lymph nodes that ripen lymphocytes, protective cells that actively participate in the destruction of foreign substances and cells.
In size, a healthy lymph node is not more than a pea, soft, uniform, mobile, all in the body about 500: in the hands and feet, internal organs, head and neck. Acting as the original sensors of foci of penetration and progression of the infection, some lymph nodes are located separately, and in the region of the neck, armpits and groin in groups. Such localization allows prevent the penetration of viruses and bacteria into the tissues of internal organs, where for the reproduction of aggressive agents an extremely favorable environment.