Why Your Immune System is Important
Did you know that your immune system is the body’s defence against disease? In this article, we’ll cover what the immune system does, why it’s important to have a strong one and how you can give it the support it needs.
What is the immune system?
The immune system is made up of white blood cells, lymph nodes, and large organs. These work together to fight infections. It does so by identifying foreign objects and destroying them. This system also helps with other things like allergies or inflammation.
The immune system can identify and destroy cells that are infected or harmful to the body. There are three types of immunity: passive, active, and natural. Passive immunity is when antibodies are transferred from one person to another through a shot or injection (or from a mom to her baby). Active immunity happens when the person fights off an illness themselves and becomes immune for a certain amount of time. Natural immunity: you are born with this.
The immune system can also malfunction and cause a variety of diseases or disorders.
Immune System Disorders:
Inflammation is one of the ways that your body responds to irritants and injury. It initiates an inflammatory response in order to repair itself from the damage that has been done by the irritant or injury, but sometimes this response does not go away like it should, causing chronic inflammation. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, endometriosis, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease and even obesity are all caused by inflammation.
How does a healthy immune system work?
When you get sick, your immune system kicks into gear to fight the illness. Your immune system is made up of various different types of cells that work together to protect your body from illness or infections. There are two major types of cells, white blood cells and lymphocytes. White blood cells defend against bacteria and viruses in the tonsils, lungs, skin, nose and throat. Lymphocytes control infection in other parts of the body like the intestines and spleen.
How can I keep my immune system healthy?
The best way to maintain a healthy immune system is to eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of fluids, exercise regularly, get enough sleep and manage stress levels. You can also help your system with a supplement like Immunadue, which helps to maintain and support immune system health.
Your immune system has to fight off foreign invaders to keep you healthy. This can be done with a number of different tactics, including producing specialized cells and chemicals called antibodies. In the event that there is an infection or foreign substance in the body, the immune system will attack it until it is destroyed. To help this process along, your body needs plenty of rest and good nutrition so that it can produce enough white blood cells and antibodies.
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