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Recurrent infection: How it affects the immune system?


The immune system is the defensive mechanism of your body. You need to supply your body with a good diet of healthy vitamins and minerals so that your immune system can function well. You need to take care of your immune system.

Recent advances have come up with autoimmune disorders where immunosuppressants are given which needs to be taken care of.

The immune system is a complex network of cells that defends the body for overall general health and well-being. It defends against germs and protects the body against faulty mechanisms. It helps your body to recognize foreign invaders which cause harm to your body.

Their job is to keep those foreign invaders out or if it can be to find them and destroy them. If your immune system cannot do this job the results are serious. Disorders of the immune system include.[2]

1) allergy and asthma
2) Immune deficiency disorders
3) Autoimmune disorders
4) Recurrent infections
All these need t be taken care of.

Recurrent infection :

When the body’s defensive mechanism is weak you are more prone to infections especially airborne related infection which causes you to take antibiotics affecting the gut flora. Tour’s immune system is constantly battling against defense-forming germs that could cause infections.

Sometimes the germs win but there is a difference between losing a battle and having recurrent infections. Do you know that children need more than four courses of antibiotics per year or more than two times in adults?

And they tend to develop unusual severe infections that have started with a common bacterial infection.

If so these recurrent infections may be a sign of an autoimmune disorder. The immune system is smart and can face a germ and remember it. Once the immune system has successfully battled it most people are less susceptible to recurring infections caused by that germ.

Immunodeficiency disorder :

An immunodeficiency happens when your body cannot produce antibodies that attach to the germ and destroy them. Secondary immunodeficiencies result from various conditions including cancer therapies, bone marrow transplantation, and immune-modulating drugs to treat a variety of autoimmune conditions.

Primary immunodeficiency diseases comprise a group of disorders that causes defects in the immune system. This disease affects thousands of infants children and adults.

Many primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDD) are inherited that is they are present at birth. Yet they may not be apparent until diagnosed in adult or childhood life. It often takes time for it to recur and cause infections multiple times until they are fallen prey to the disease.

If you think you have PIDd primary immunodeficiency disorder talk to your specialist doctor about it to get it treated from the root cause… The most common form of immunodeficiency are often treated with an infusion of antibodies that your body is unable to produce.

Do you know?

The first line of defense against infection are your skin and the membranes lining the respiratory and digestive system. IF you have year-round allergies to dust mites and pollen you may have some damage to your immune system which increases the chances of infection.

People with immunodeficiency get the same kind of infections and other people get ear infections, sinusitis, and pneumonia. The difference is their infections occur more frequently and more severely with a higher risk of complications.

A person with these types of disorders is more likely to get frequent infections affecting GIT gastrointestinal tract sinuses ears and lungs as well as other serious and threatening illnesses. There is significant variation in immunodeficiency disorders.

It may be genetic where it’s passed from generation to generation such as results of recurring infections and malnutrition.

Immune system: How does it work?

The immune system fights infection in two ways: T cell work to destroy the infectious agent directly and B cells that produce antibodies to eradicate it. Each method involves a variety of cells that are made in a person’s bone marrow.

B cells mature in marrow and T- Cells mature in the thymus a gland that sits behind the breast bone. Mature cells then move to the spleen and lymph nodes where they wait for the signal to fight infection.

These cells move to other locations where they can detect and fight infectious agent as they enter the body

These areas include :

  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Intestine Although scientist considers these disorder to be common better diagnostic tools and understanding is more essential.

20 Signs and symptoms of an Immunodeficiency disorder

  • Weight loss
  • Slow growth in children
  • Swollen glands
  • Anemia
  • A low platelet count
  • Swollen joints
  • Frequent abscess
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Skin rashes
  • Viral infections
  • Food allergies
  • Gum problem
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Bacterial infections and boils
  • Diarrhea and loss motions
  • Respiratory tract illness
  • Hay fever
  • Parasitic infection in the gut
  • Food poisoning affecting the gut

Follow these 20 steps for the Prevention of immunodeficiency disorders

1) Be vigilant about hygiene in all respects especially handwashing
2) Adopt a healthy lifestyle
3) Nutritious diet
4) Rest
5) Adequate exercise
6) Proper refreshing sleep
7) Limit contact with sick people
8) Take advantage of vaccines and immunizations
9) Go for regular health checkups
10) Safeguard mental health
11) Take multivitamins daily
12) Replenish your food items with minerals
13) Have probiotics
14) Safeguard spiritual health
15) Do yoga and meditation
16) Take a bath daily to wash your self-clean
17)Go stress-free
18) Take holistic healing
19) Go for the integrated system of medicine
20) Maintain well-balanced condition of the body

Opportunistic infections :

When an immune system is weakened by a virus or bacteria it leads to opportunistic infection. It means your defensive system is not strong and very weak as compared to normal individuals.

In such cases, you need to take care of the defensive mechanism of the body so that it functions well. Immunodeficiency disorder steps in with repeated infection from the same bacteria or virus which you cannot fight and very difficult to be taken care of.

The ability of the living person to fight depends upon the capacity of how strong is his immune system and also the capability to build up the immune system over soo many years with a proper supply of vitamins and minerals which is an essential part of living

A final strategy to build up the immune system

Protecting your body from recurring infections by taking antibiotics is not the solution you may develop antibiotics resistance which will cause you to impair your ability to fight that particular virus or bacteria repeatedly.

A classical approach for holistic treatment with proper absorption of vitamins and minerals is a must to build up the immune system which will help in the long run and prevent future recurrence of infections which needs to be taken care of from the root cause.

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