N.Morgan) The majority of people are shocked and surprised when they are diagnosed with cancer.
Many times this is because they didn’t know what symptoms to look for or they didn’t recognized the symptoms they were experiencing.
One symptom of cancer are enlarged lymph nodes, especially if they develop in the neck, armpit, or around the head and groin.
The lymph nodes are a vital part of the lymphatic and immune system.
Their roles are to aid in the fight against various infections and diseases.
They are very small in size. They are responsible for the transfer fluids, nutrients and waste throughout the blood and tissues.
They don’t cause discomfort and you may be completely unaware of them.
There is an issue however, if they become swollen,the condition is known as lymphadenitis or lymphadenopathy.
What Can Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes?
Swollen lymph nodes are most commonly linked with minor health problems and are nothing serious. For, example, if they appear on your neck, this could mean that you have a cold, but in certain cases swollen lymph nodes appear due to inflammation, injury or even cancer.
How Can You Identify Swollen Lymph Nodes?
Enlarged lymph nodes can be the size of a pea or a cherry. Even if they are enlarged they are deemed to be normal if they are less than one centimeter large. It is when they become swollen they can become two to three times larger than normal and you are able to feel them.
Symptoms such as:
Warm, swollen and red skin around lymph node
Pain or tenderness to the touch
Runny nose, chills and fever
Can You Treat Swollen Lymph Nodes?
It is always best to consult your doctor first. You can also try some natural remedies. A little research can go a long way to better health.
Garlic is proven to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help against infections and it also boosts the immune system. Which is why garlic has the ability to reduce the swelling and inflammation of the swollen lymph nodes.
The video below also discusses other home/natural remedy options that can aid in the treatment of swollen lymph nodes.