How does your immune system work?
The immune system is a mechanism that protects our body from the intrusion of unwanted invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and other toxic substances. The basic function of the immune system is to recognize the intruder and prepare an effective defence.
“We could say the immune system is guarded by different “genera, systems and subsystems” that must function in harmony if they want to fight viruses. All “genera” are in constant contact with each other through nerve pathways, nerve messages and hormones. If only one of the subsystems is destroyed, the defence system collapses – and as a result, the immune system fails. The immune system varies greatly from individual to individual. This is due to various factors such as genetics, gender, age, diet, amount of exercise, stress, amount of sleep, history of infections and vaccinations, etc. We have control over many of the listed factors, such as diet, amount of exercise, smoking, stress, and amount of sleep.