The Immune System

Despite regular attacks from both the exterior and the inside the body, the majority of people manage to stay healthy for nearly all of their lives, because of the protection provided by various defense mechanisms in our bodies. When people do become ill, it is usually short-term in the vast majority of cases. Usually our body is able to fight off the infection and heal itself fairly quickly. Our ability to endure the exposure we receive and the constant attack by external micro-organisms plus internal mutations of bacteria etc which happens every day of our lives depends largely on our Immune System working at an optimum level.

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (HL), also known as Hodgkin’s Disease, was originally discovered and named after the British doctor, Thomas Hodgkin, in 1832, long before the existence and function of Lymphocytes were known. Because then origin and cause of the disease was unknown, doctors referred to this illness as Hodgkin’s Disease. The cellular origin of the disease is now known to be a lymphocyte, and, as a result, the disease is a type of Lymphoma.

What is Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer of the Lymphatic System, and it can occur when an error occurs in the way a lymphocyte is produced, resulting in an abnormal cell. These abnormal Lymphocytes can accumulate by two mechanisms: they can duplicate faster than normal cells, or, they can live longer than normal Lymphocytes. Like normal Lymphocytes, the cancerous Lymphocytes can grow in many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, blood, or other organs.

What are Lymphocytes

Lymphocytes are a kind of white blood cell that assists the body in fighting infections and diseases in a very efficient way. Lymphocytes are created in the bone marrow, spleen, and lymph nodes, and travel in both the blood system and the Lymphatic System. Lymphocytes are able to recognize and destroy the vast majority of invaders that threaten our health. There are two major types of Lymphocytes: B-Lymphocytes

Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic system is one of the most significant parts of our Immune System. It consists of a set of slim tubes which are called Lymph Vessels. These tubes divide off into different parts of the body. Lymph vessels carry a liquid known as lymph which is a watery type solution containing white blood cells called Lymphocytes. Incorporated into the enormous system of lymph vessels in our bodies, are lymph nodes, which are small, bean-shaped organs, divided into groups.

Headaches during Pregnancy

If you are suffering from constant headaches while you are pregnant this can be an issue that requires further investigation. You need to determine a few facts before you can decide what actions are best taken. Are you having headaches because you are commonly a headache sufferer or are the headaches you are suffering a sign of something more worrisome? What to Look For Sit back and look at what the signs of your headaches are.

Thunderclap Headaches

The thunderclap headache, despite its amusing name, can be a very serious problem. This type of headache is diagnosed when a person experiences the rapid onset of a very severe almost debilitating headache. It will have no apparent cause. This means that it will not be the obvious result of an injury, poor sleep or dehydration. The average over the counter pain reliever will have no affect on a thunderclap headache.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are a particular type of headache that only affects a small part of the population. Some estimates put the occurrence of a cluster headache problem at a rate of 69 out of every 100,000 people being afflicted. This type of headache is not frequently talked about, and so, weve compiled this article in order to aid your understanding so that you can better diagnose a cluster headache problem if one were to arise.