The lymphatic system’s role in weight loss is to absorb digestive fat from the small intestine and transport it through the bloodstream, where it can be used as energy or removed as waste. A poorly functioning lymphatic system can lead to noticeable weight gain and extra difficulty releasing weight.
What is the lymphatic system?
The lymphatic system is a critical waste removal system in the human body. In each one of us, about 600 lymph nodes are working together with an extensive network of organs and tissues to move fluids through our body and provide the first line of defense against infection and disease. These lymph nodes run throughout our bodies, mainly concentrated close to our major arteries in areas like the jaw, armpits, spleen, and groin area. (If you’ve had a throat infection and experienced swollen “glands”, it’s actually your lymph nodes that were swollen.)
The main functions of the lymphatic system:(1)
- The lymphatic system maintains the balance of fluids between the blood and tissues.
- The lymphatic system forms a key part of the body’s immune system.
- The lymphatic system facilitates absorption of fats and nutrients.
What is the lymphatic system’s role in weight loss?
The lymphatic system’s role in weight loss is to absorb digestive fat from the small intestine and transport through the bloodstream, where it can be used as energy or removed as waste.
When the lymphatic system stops functioning properly and becomes sluggish, fat absorption becomes impaired, and fat accumulates in tissues. Over time this accumulation can lead to noticeable weight gain and extra difficulty releasing weight.
When the lymphatic system stops functioning properly and becomes sluggish, fat absorption becomes impaired, and fat accumulates in tissues.
A strongly functioning lymphatic system is essential for healthy weight loss and overall health and wellness as we go through life.
Genetics and personal medical history are leading factors for developing lymphatic disfunction. Lifestyle factors like stress, sitting all day, sedentariness, and poor posture can also contribute to developing a sluggish lymphatic system, as can environmental factors.
How can I get my lymphatic system moving again?
If you’ve gained extra weight and suspect a sluggish lymphatic system to be one of the causes, it’s time to talk to a doctor. Getting your lymphatic system back-on-track will probably require work in several areas; lifestyle, diet, exercise, medical. A trained medical doctor is qualified to diagnose issues with your lymphatic system and oversee a personal treatment plan.
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