Why is important to strengthen the immune system?

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The body’s immune system is particularly and highly important in strengthening the ability of the human resistance to diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, worms, and parasites, as well as playing a very important role in helping the body to stand the effects of adverse environmental factors with its different kinds of physical, chemical, social, and environmental pollution, pressure and tension of everyday life and others.

It is known that the majority of diseases, other than injuries and self-harm, are caused by the effects of microbes and environmental factors. Therefore, man’s striving to raise the efficiency of this sensitive system keeps the ability of the human body at its maximum to carry out the requirements and burdens of life. It is also key to protecting the body from disease, otherwise, the microbial diseases queuing on the body to ravage the strength and safety of its organs.

The more substances that our body needs we have, the healthier our body is and the better its functioning. The better our body and brain are functioning the better our immunity system can fight against diseases and infections. We need a lot of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients and it’s hard to get all these from foods. This would mean to eat all the time very diversified meals. The great thing is science made important progress in developing natural food supplements that can provide all these nutrients to our bodies.

Strengthening the immune system

And one of us should ask: Is there a way that can be followed to raise the ability of the body’s immune system, and to maintain a high level of these capabilities?

The answer is: Yes, there are several things you can do to raise those capabilities that enable the body’s immune system to serve the body and maintain it, and the issue here does not start going to the doctors and does not include buying medicines from pharmacies, but starts from the way you used to live your normal day.

By reviewing a group of medical publications, we can summarize a few elements that help strengthen the immune system.

Enough sleep at night, that the person who sleeps between seven to eight hours a night, can find it very useful to control the work of organs in his body, and studies that dealt with the importance of nocturnal sleep, and for enough of it, demonstrated the feasibility of that in raising the body’s immunity and reducing the incidence of chronic diseases, diseases such as cardiovascular, diabetes, obesity, asthma and other, and medical sources indicate that the comparative studies demonstrated that the nocturnal sleep contributes at reducing the possibility of having colds and other viral and bacterial diseases, and speed up treatment, and raising the strength of the body’s response to the types of vaccines for infectious diseases. Thus the first important element to take care of just like exercise and sport and eating healthy food is giving the body enough sleep at night.

Refrain from smoking. When a person smokes, he exposes his body to more than 4000 chemical compounds, 60 of which are known as the diseases that may cause cancer, and smoking raises the risk of respiratory disease, on both its infectious and non-infectious sides, and it also affects the body’s immune cells circulating particularly on the respiratory membranes, from the nose to the lung, it is also known that one of the functions of these cells is to observe and resist the microbes that may enter through this port to the body, and medical sources indicate that the improvement at the activity and efficiency of the body’s immune system begins a month after smoking cessation.


Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics.  She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.
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