Resistance – Immune System – Infections

Resistance – Immune System – Infections

Our immune system (immune system)
is vital
We are constantly exposed to microorganisms, our immune system is normally able to fight them without us noticing. The immune system consists of specialized cells,tissues, organs and processes within an organism that provide protection against pathogens. The moment an overload occurs, there is an infection.
Inflammation is your body’s response to an infection

  • An infection is caused by pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites (protozoa).
  • Known infections are; flu, pneumonia, asthma, COPD, rheumatism, urinary tract infection, strep throat, stomach flu and some STDs.
  • Infectious microorganisms and solid particles can spread through air, water, food, insect bites, physical and sexual contact, among other things

The symptoms you experience with an infection are usually the immune responses of your immune system, so this is positive because your immune system takes certain actions such as:

  • temperature increase (fever) to kill the pathogens, (chills) activate your muscles.
  • flushing: diarrhoea, sneezing, tears, runny nose, walking ear, intense mucus formation, vaginal discharge, lots of urination, pus (sebum) formation, swelling
  • fatigue, take physical emotional rest so that more energy goes to your immune system
  • pain stimuli as an additional warning

Main causes of a weakened immune system or reduced resistance:

  • one or more harmful pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites), toxic loads
  • (oxidative) stress
  • blocked immune system by, for example, medication
  • a weakened healthy intestinal flora
  • poor nutrition, disturbed digestion
  • disrupted other body systems
  • allergies, intolerances
  • genetic and hereditary abnormalities

Every year, about 6 million people (at-risk groups) receive an invitation to the flu shot from their GP, so there are 6 million people who are more susceptible to infections……….
It is especially important for this group that they maximize their resistance