6 Things You Didn’t Know About Immunity
The Immune system is a complex system working together to fight anything that comes it’s way. Without it, we couldn’t live healthy, happy, lives. Below are 6 things that you may not know about your immunity.
- Stress, which includes worry, depression, and anxiety weaken immunity. As your body struggles to deal with the invasion, this leaves you even more vulnerable to illness and infection.
- The Immune system can adapt to changes such as fighting new bacteria, viruses, and parasites on a daily basis. The constant exposure to new germs, viruses and bacteria allows for your immune system to learn how to build antibodies and combat these foreign bodies.
- The spleen is one of the largest lymphatic organs within the body, and it works to clean your blood of viruses, bacteria, and other threatening foreign bodies that your body may be fighting.
- When your body identifies germs, bacteria, and viruses, it triggers an immune response. This trigger creates antibodies that remember the foreign bodies and know how to defend against them. The antibodies remember the threats to ensure they do not make repeated attacks against the body.
- The Thymus Gland is located between your lungs and behind your sternum. This gland produces white blood cells called T-lymphocytes or T-cells that adapt to bacteria and viruses and are the defenders against harmful bacteria and viruses.
- Your gut is constantly working to regulate what is going on within the body. Your gut works to differentiate good bacteria from bad, and it is key for overall immune health.