WHAT ARE IMMUNE BOOSTERS?
The immune system is an interactive network of organs, cells and proteins that protect the body from viruses and bacteria or any foreign substances. The immune system works to neutralize and remove pathogens like bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi that ente Read more...
WHAT ARE IMMUNE BOOSTERS?
The immune system is an interactive network of organs, cells and proteins that protect the body from viruses and bacteria or any foreign substances. The immune system works to neutralize and remove pathogens like bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi that enter the body, recognize and neutralize harmful substances from the environment, and fight against the body’s own cells that have changes due to an illness.An immune deficiency disease occurs when the immune system is not working properly. If you are born with a deficiency or if there is a genetic cause, it is called primary immunodeficiency disease. There are more than 100 primary immunodeficiency disorders.
CAUSES FOR BAD IMMUNE SYSTEM
- Stress. Nearly all of us have felt the effects of stress at some point in our lives. Headaches, pounding chest pains, uneasiness and an overall tense feeling are hallmarks of stress. These factors all combine to cause the immune system to have to work harder to defend the body against threats to health, at times suppressing the immune system to such a point that it is severely compromised.
- Not enough exercise. Your body’s immune system will likely not be at its best if your lifestyle is too sedentary. As an example of how important keeping active can be, medical research has indicated that regular exercise can help the functions of neutrophils, which are cell types that work to kill unwanted and sometimes dangerous microorganisms that can negatively affect health.
- Lack of sleep. You may not realize it, but while you’re sleeping the cells in your blood that fight infections are working to keep infections at bay. So lack of sleep and fatigue can leave you
- Improper nutrition. Estimates are that poor diet, especially when combined with lack of exercise, may be responsible for killing between 310,000 and 580,000 Americans each year. Certainly, it’s vital to eat a well-balanced assortment of foods including fruits, vegetables and whole grain sources that help support the immune system by providing crucial vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants.
SIGNS OF A BAD IMMUNE SYSTEM
- Frequent Infections
- Long healing time for injuries
HOW TO MAKE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM STRONG?
- Take Care of Your Diet - We all know it. A good diet is a synonymous with good health. But sometimes we only get that when we are already experiencing a problem, when we are already sick. It is necessary to have varied and balanced nutrition at all times, which is rich in fruit, vegetables, and lean protein, and low in excess sugar, fats, and alcohol. Citrus fruits are always excellent health, so don’t forget to eat oranges, mandarins, papaya, grapes, tomatoes, etc.
- Get Enough Sleep- Get a restful and repairing sleep. This is essential for keeping your immune system strong and for letting yourself recover energy and perform essential functions. Insomnia and concerns, the things that make you wait up constantly, are enemies of your health.
- Hygiene and Cleanliness- We also know this, but sometimes it gets by us. Washing your hands before eating, before handling food, after touching animals, after getting home from outside or work… It is also important to take care of the cleanliness of your food. Wash the vegetables that you are going to cook well. Submerge them in water and get rid of any remnants. This is all essential for protecting your immune system.
- Handle Stress Well- Stress is not only an emotion. If it turns chronic, it can cause serious problems. Toxins accumulate in your body, weaken your immune system, make you sick… So keep it in mind. Establish priorities, learn to love yourself, find time for yourself and do things you like to do.
- Thalidomide (Thalomid)
- Lenalidomide (Revlimid)
- Pomalidomide (Pomalyst)
- Daratumumab (Darzalex)
- Elotuzumab (Empliciti)
MYTH- Isolate yourself when you’re sick
FACT- If you are not contagious, there is no benefit to isolating yourself when you’re sick, except for the possibility of rest, which we will discuss later on. Of course, the world- including your home is full of germs. In addition to that, some studies have concluded that people with more social ties were less susceptible to symptoms of the cold virus.
MYTH- Vaccines weaken your immune system, just like antibiotics
FACT- Many people still believe that vaccines are going to weaken their immune system. Antibiotics kill all bacteria in a certain part of your body, including healthy bacteria. Vaccines work completely differently. Rare are the cases when vaccines are found to be the cause of some illness.