10 Amazing Facts About Your Immune System - Deepstash
1. Each part of the immune system has a unique function.  

“Think of the immune system like the military, each part has a different role"

The first line of defense is the white blood cells, who are first to recognise pathogens and fight off infection...

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Was learning about communicable diseases in biology, and found the process of immunity really interesting in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic.

10 Amazing Facts About Your Immune System

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2. Vaccines play an important role to educate your immune system

Vaccines work by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against a foreign invader without actually infecting the individual with the disease.

As a result, when the body encounte...

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3. Every day, we encounter billions of germs, but all aren't bad

Though it may not be pleasant to think about, countless microbes live on and in our bodies, and they are actually necessary to maintain good health. 

“Good bacteria in our body provides us wi...

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4. Stress can affect the way your immune system works.

Stress can lead to increased levels of cortisol , a steroid hormone that is important for overall function of our body; but too much of ...

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5. Positive emotions + healthy lifestyle may boost your immunity

Some research suggests that optimism can actually make our immune system work better. “I don’t know if it’s a direct cause,” Tran says, “but the happier, or more positive you are, the more likely y...

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6. Sleep deprivation can impact immunity.

Not getting enough sleep can wreak havoc on the body, and the immune system is no exception. Studies show that a lac...

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7. Allergies are when your immune system reacts to a false alarm

When you experience an allergic reaction , your immune system is responding to a harmless

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8. Your immune system can attack itself.

Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system destroys its own healthy tis...

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9. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with autoimmune disease

Autoimmune diseases affect about 8 percent of the population in the United States, making up the third most common category of disease after cancer and heart disease, according to the

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10. Being too clean can inhibit your immune system functioning

Cleaning and disinfecting may seem like the best way to avoid infection, but this is a case where there can be too much of a good thing.

“When you make your environment so clean, you minimize...

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