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An excerpt on autoimmune disorder..


Thought this may be a possible avenue to research, since your lymph nodes are involved, and your body has not been able to heal in such a long time. There are many manifestations, but you may be able to find a site that you relate to to get some answers if it turns out that this may be why you cannot change things...


http://www.lymphaticresearch.org/main.php?menu=about&content=lymphsys


"Inflammation, Auto-immunity and the Lymphatic System

Inflammatory and auto-immune diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE), scleroderma, Wegener's granulomatosis, and others are impacted by the lymphatic system. All of these diseases are believed to be connected to an inflammatory process initiated by the body's immune response. The lymphatic system governs the body's immune system that normally makes the proteins, called antibodies, to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and other foreign materials. These foreign materials are called antigens. In an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, or Arthritis the immune system looses its ability to tell the difference between foreign substances (antigens) and its own cells and tissues. The immune system then makes antibodies directed against "self". These antibodies, called "auto-antibodies", react with the "self" antigens to form immune complexes. The immune complexes build up in the tissues and can cause inflammation, injury to tissues, and pain. A better understanding of how the system works will greatly increase the possibility of discovering treatments and cures for these diseases as well. "
 

 
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