Circulatory System

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The cardiovascular, lymphatic, and circulatory system and effects of massage
Megan Bernard
Carrington College

As the respiratory, lymphatic, and circulatory systems have been explored through the years, we have learned of the importance of their functions in the body. In more recent years there have been studies to try and understand the effects that massage may have on these different systems and the known pathologies that plague them. We will be looking at some of these studies and decipher weather the benefits of massage out way the risks, or if there is enough evidence to prove one way or the other at this time. As each system is examined we will focus on one particular part. For the circulatory system I will be focusing
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In more recent years there have been studies to try and understand the effects that massage may have on these different systems and the known pathologies that plague them. We will be looking at some of these studies and decipher weather the benefits of massage out way the risks, or if there is enough evidence to prove one way or the other at this time. As each system is examined we will focus on one particular part. For the circulatory system I will be focusing on the myocardium. For the lymphatic system the disease I choose ususally causes pain in the abdomen along with swelling in the lymph nodes on the sides of the neck and near the salivary glands. Last for the respiratory system I will be looking at the alveoli their purpose in the lungs and how the disease I’ve chosen affects their ability o function properly.
The disease I’ve chosen for the circulatory system is arrthymogenicc right ventricular cardiomyopathy. For the lymphatic system I will be researching kikuchis disease, and last for the respiratory system I will be looking into acute respiratory distress syndrome
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The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.
Kikuchi Disease or kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a benign and self-limited disease that mainly affects young women. Patients present with localized lymphadenopathy, fever and leukopenia in up to half of the cases. The running theme I found in reading studies on this disease seems to be that “KD is a self-limiting disorder that does not require any specific management…… We suggest that the patients with KD require a systemic survey and regular follow-up for several years.”
My thoughts are that the indications for massage in persons with KD would be discomfort and pain in the lymph nodes. While I believe it could benefit them in the area of pain management, you would definitely need to consult with the client’s Doctor to see if they would recommend massage for their patients. Once again working closely with the client’s doctor to make sure you as a therapist are only providing health benefits is the way to

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