Your Amazing Immune System

Your immune system is significant to your entire health. It is a system that enables other body systems to operate in a healthy environment.

Why are some people prone to diseases while others enjoy an extended healthy life? It is all about your immune system. The strength of your immune system determines your health.

In your daily activities, you encounter disease-causing pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, allergens, and others. If your immune system is weak, it cannot defend you from the invading pathogens. You need a healthy and complete immune system to protect and shield you against such health enemies.

Immune System Definition

What is the immune system? The immune system is a network of body structures and processes that defend your body against diseases. The system involves some cells, tissues, and molecules for the total defense mechanisms.

The immune system cells are produced in the bone marrow. Through the lymphatic system and the circulation system, the cells move to defend the peripheral tissue against pathogens.

Types of Immune System

You have two major types of immunity in your body, which are innate and adaptive.

Innate Immunity

The innate immunity is nonspecific. It responds immediately against any non-self or foreign substance. This type of immune system is available to a newborn child through inheritance from the parents. The innate immunity acts as a first-line physical barrier against pathogens and other foreign particles.

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