Category Archives: Immunology

Eating to Support a Healthy Immune System

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The Immune SystemProper nutrition is necessary to fed our intricate immune system and keep it at its optimal level. While many of the required nutrients can be found in fruits and vegetables we consume, research indicates that a combination vitamin and mineral supplement offering a complete array of nutrients may provide the most benefits to the immune system. This is because nutrients generally work together rather than in isolation and we may not consume the full range of the required nutrients in our daily meals.

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What Is Multiple Sclerosis?

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Multiple sclerosis is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults. It is a chronic, often disabling disease that damages the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and spinal cord. The disease attacks the protective myelin covering of the central nervous system, causing inflammation and often destroying the myelin in patches.

When this happens, the natural flow of nerve impulses along nerve fibers is interrupted or distorted. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be an auto immune disorder, which means the body’s immune system incorrectly attacks the person’s healthy tissue.

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How the Immune System Works

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The Immune SystemThe body’s immune system is a fascinating defense mechanism. It works around the clock protecting us from the millions of bacteria, viruses, toxins and parasites that we come into contact with daily. However, we typically pay attention to this complex and intricate defense system only when it fails to work. And that is usually when we already start to feel unwell.

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Quickly Spot Anaphylactic Shock

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For some people, a simple bee sting can trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylactic shock.

Anaphylactic shock occurs when the body undergoes a major overreaction of its immune system and can cause breathing difficulties, swelling, circulatory collapse, coma, even death.

The main thing to do is to respond as quickly as possible and it is critical to know how to quickly spot the allergic reaction.

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