The immune system of a human is comprised of several cells, chemicals, fluids, and organs that act as a protector against the several diseases and disorders that are caused by various viruses and bacteria entering the body. It acts as a team of soldiers that provides protection. Sometimes, certain abnormalities occur in the immune system that results in several health disorders. In this article, we have explained several interesting facts regarding the immune system. Let’s scroll further to know the details.
1. Let me Sleep!
Due to the monotonous stressful life, people are running around like crazy to achieve their goals. For all this, their sleeping cycle is totally disturbed. Scientifically, it is said that having 7 to 9 hours of sleep is important for the proper functioning of a human body but in the current scenario, people are hardly taking 5 hours of sleep, and some of them are not even this. Lack of sleep can make a person lethargic that ultimately affects the immune system and when the immune system gets affected the person easily suffers from flu, infections, etc. So for healthy well-being, it is really important to give proper rest to your mind and body.
2. Sunshine is the best medicine
Sunlight is the natural source of vitamin D that is required to strengthen the weaker bones. Apart from this, it helps to make the immune system strong. Not only this, but vitamin D also helps to overcome stress, depression, and certain health disorders and diseases. According to several skin experts, more than 10 minutes of sun exposure is enough to get vitamin D that ultimately helps to make our immune system strong. Don’t forget to apply a good sunscreen product before going out to avoid sunburns, allergies, and skin issues. A sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher is recommended for the proper protection under the sun. You can also use a small piece of cloth, umbrella, etc. for protection against the sun.
3. No more stress!
Stress impacts a healthy immune system. When a person is under stress, several hormones are released in the body that affects its proper functioning. Stress causes several other health issues like anxiety disorders, weight fluctuations, sleep disorders, memory loss, lack of concentration, etc. that eventually affects the immune system. To overcome stress, a person should follow a healthy lifestyle by taking certain therapies, exercising, medication, eating healthily, and many more. So, for a strong immune system, it is really important to overcome stress.
4. Healthiest Country
According to the various reports of 2020, Japan has been praised all over the world for the early management of the covid 19 cases and medical treatments. It’s necessary that the immune system of Japanese is perfect but they regularly make hospital visits for their routine checkup. Apart from this, they believe in following a healthy lifestyle of exercising and eating healthy.
5. Laughter is the best medicine
Laughter brings several emotional and physical changes in the body that triggers hormonal changes in the body. Laughter releases the hormone called “dopamine” that causes relaxation, satisfaction, motivation, etc. It also causes some positive changes in the body like releasing stress, burning calories, relaxing the body, relaxing the body, and many more. All this ultimately results in a strong immune system. Next time don’t forget to watch a comedy movie to strengthen your immune system.
6. Saving Lives
Every day our bodies are surviving on the basis of a strong immune system. If you have a strong immune system, your body can easily overcome several fatal diseases. It is really important to make your immune system healthy because it ultimately saves our lives from several disorders and diseases. For this, it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle by performing regular physical activity and eating well to build a strong immune system.
7. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is an immunity disorder in which the person gets severely infected with several infections that can be proved fatal. Sometimes a baby is born with such a disorder but it develops within the first birthdate. In many cases, a baby can even die before his/her first birthday. Such a disorder is also called bubble boy disease and bubble baby disease but can be treated only with the bone marrow transplant that brings the new immune system to the patient.
The age of a person has an important impact on the immune system as our immune system gets weak with age, The strong immunity cells of the body start shrinking with age which results in a decrease in the white blood cells of the body. This ultimately results in a weak immune system and people start developing several health issues with age.
9. Centralized Location
The immune system of a person is not centralized located at one position or in one part of the body but it is spread in several locations including a single microcell of the body. It is really important to have a healthy immune system that helps to fight several diseases and disorders.
10. Autoimmune Diseases
Your immune system protects you from several disorders, diseases, and infections by fighting against the pathogen that enters the body in the form of a virus or bacteria. Sometimes, the immune system of a body turns against the body and affects the healthy cells of the body by mistake causing damage to a great extent. Such a condition is called autoimmune disease. The causes of autoimmune diseases are not known but genetic factors play an important role in the occurrence of such diseases. Some of the most common autoimmune diseases are vitiligo, celiac disease, arthritis, rheumatic fever, and many more. Timely consultation with the doctor is really important to control these diseases.
11. Several Allergies
There are several people who experience seasonal allergies or other forms of allergies due to their reaction to the immune system against the outside factor called a pathogen. By mistake, your body assumes the various types of food products as pathogens and in the way of reaction, your body experiences allergies. There is a zillion of people on this planet that experience several types of food or seasonal allergies because their bodies mistakenly assume certain things as pathogens.
12. Fever and Infections
Nobody wants to experience any form of fever or infection that affects the normal functioning of a body. But you will be amazed to know that having a fever or infection is a good sign that shows your immune system is working properly and actively by fighting against any outside uncommon factor.
13. Let’s Workout!
In order to keep your good health, it’s really important to indulge in physical activity for at least 30-40 minutes a day. One of the simplest forms of workouts is walking. Walking also helps in burning extra calories and maintaining body weight. Apart from eating healthy, it’s important to keep a healthy lifestyle and work out daily to increase the immunity of health. Not only do all these ways help to strengthen the immune system but also play a major role in protection against several diseases and infections.
14. Wonders of Supplements
Various supplements like vitamin D3 tablets, vitamin C tablets, fish oils, olive oils, iron supplements, etc. play an important role in improving the immunity of a person. In the market, tons of supplements are available at reasonable rates that can be bought. Excess of everything is bad, so one must not take an overdose of any supplements as it has several side effects also.
Staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to make your immune system strong as it helps the body to get rid of several toxins and waste. Drinking at least 2 liters of water is important to keep your body hydrated. Avoid having sugary drinks and alcohol as it causes damage to the body. It has been scientifically proven that sugary drinks and excess alcohol suppress the immune system eventually affect the various systems of the body.
16. Proper Hygiene
Basic hygiene habits like washing hands, cleaning toilets, using hand sanitizers, wearing masks, etc. should be followed to protect yourself from harmful infections and germs. Maintaining proper hygiene is very important to boost your immune system. Personal hygiene plays a very important role in keeping good health. A person should also cook the dishes after washing the vegetables and fruits before using them.
17. Medical Conditions
Several serious medical conditions and medications affect the proper functioning of the immune system. Some of the most common examples of such medical conditions and medications include autoimmune diseases, cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, steroids, etc. Such conditions affect the normal functioning of a body that affects the immune system to a great extent. Having a healthy diet, taking supplements, exercising, and positive thinking are some of the most common ways by which a person can improve the working of the immune system.
18. Smoking and Alcohol Consumption
It has been proven that excessive smoking and alcohol consumption is injurious to health. To maintain a healthy immune system, it is really important for a person to keep a check on his/her smoking and alcohol consumption habits. Going for regular medical checkups is also very important to know your current health conditions.
Vaccination also plays a very important role in building immunity against several viruses. With the arrival of several waves of Covid 19 all over the world, it has become mandatory for every individual to get timely vaccinated to build strong immunity against several fatal viruses. Wearing masks and keeping a distance from people are also some of the most common ways to avoid the risk of spreading the infection.
In the case of infants, breastfeeding plays a vital role in building their strong immune systems. Breasts milk consists of several nutrients and antibodies that are required by newborn babies for their proper development and protection from several infections and allergies. Such antibodies also help in protecting the babies from diseases like diarrhea and protect and build the immune system of a baby stronger. During this phase, it is important for the mother to eat healthy food products and take adequate sleep to ensure the proper functioning of her health.