Signs of a Clogged Lymphatic System and How to Treat Them

Lymphatic system is a part of the circulatory system and immune system. It is a network of tissues and organs which help us eliminate the toxins and waste from the body. One of his functions is to transport lymph, a fluid full of infection-fighting white blood cells throughout the body.

Our lymphatic system is consists of lymphatic vessels which are connected to lymph nodes where the lymph is filtered.

The adenoids, tonsils, spleen and thymus are also part of this system. (1)

Here we are going to give you alarming signs which indicate that your lymphatic system is clogged and you should immediately consult your doctor.

The signs are:

  • Swelling if the small joints
  • Feeling fatigued
  • Morning soreness
  • Bloating
  • Dry skin
  • Mental fogginess
  • Cold hands and feet

Causes of lymphatic congestions are:

  1. Stress
  2. Chronic digestive imbalance
  3. Iodine deficiency
  4. Lymphedema

Here is how to create flow in your lymphatic system and improve your detoxification: (2)

Deep breathing

Deep breathing, from our diaphragm, increases the oxygen levels and naturally detoxes our body.  It will stimulate you lymph flow and improve your health. That is why you should never forget to take deep breaths.

Exercise

It is proven that the muscle contraction and body movements during the exercise activate our lymph system. The best exercise for lymphatic drainage is jumping on a mini-trampoline. (3)

Hot and cold showers

We all know that the hot water helps dilate the blood vessels and the cold water contracts them, creating a pump action which helps force fluid.

Use dry brushing

With a natural bristle brush, brush your dry skin with a circular motion. Start with your feet and move towards the torso, and do the same from your fingers to the chest. (4)

 

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