The Lyme Center

Lymphatic drainage in Lyme disease

The lymphatic system is an essential part of the immune system but also a vital detoxifying organ as part of the circulatory system.

Lymphatic drainage in Lyme disease

The lymph helps remove interstitial fluid and dissolved substances from tissues (such as waste products, bacteria, fats, proteins, peptides, and other macromolecules), initiates and coordinates immune responses to remove cellular debris, and helps absorb fats and other substances from the gastrointestinal tract. The lymph nodes function as filters of toxic substances and play an essential role in immune processes.

Lymphatic drainage

Transport of lipids and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K), which are absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract by the lymphatic vessels.

Immune response against microbes and abnormal cells.

The process of recovering lost proteins from the venous blood.