Feeling sick is an emotion meant to help you get better faster
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Illness comes with a distinct set of psychological and behavioral features. You feel fatigued, maybe a little depressed, less hungry than usual, more easily nauseated and perhaps more sensitive to pain and cold.
All these aspects of being sick are features of emotion that are an important part of how human beings work to recover from illness.
Activating the immune system to fight germs costs your body a lot of energy.
Fatigue reduces your level of physical activity, leaving more energy available for the immune system.
People possess a regulatory program that lies in wait, scanning for indicators that infectious disease is present. If it detects signs of infection:
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Immunity is defined as the set of defenses, that our bodies possess, which has the role to protect us against pathogens and to fight against infections.
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By active immunity, we generally understand the resistance that our immune system shows against pathogens.
By the so-called 'clonal selection', enough antibodies are built up in order to help our organism fight off colds or different diseases.
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Supplements don’t work as effectively and extremely large doses have side effects like nausea, diarrhea and stomach ache.
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