The immune system phenomenon - and what it's all about
Everything we should know about ourselves and our immune system
Cough, cold, aching limbs - bhen you read these words, youses one's a cold shiver a cold shiver down your spine, Doesn't it? As a rule we associate it with illnesses that we have to deal with in bed, unable, anyetdo anything. Is this hell on earth come true?? Maybe. What many of us do not know: It is not the pathogens that cause the symptoms symptoms described above symptoms described above and the the body. It is the own defence system, that against them and fights and fights.
This is actually a good sign! This is how we know that our body is acting, our defence mechanism is perfectly intact and is freeing us from pathogens. So it's time to turn the tables., to upfnoses and our immune system and our immune system! Read here about how the immune system workswhats it does all it has to don has to do and why it can sometimes be flawed.
The immune system - what cogs it needs to keep the internal clock ticking
Basically, it's very simple: our defence system is there to protect the organism from foreign influences such as bacteria or viruses. However, in order for this to function continuously, a number of processes are necessary. To understand these, we need to take a deeper look into the matter. The immune system is at work 24/7 and thus protects us on most days from quite a few disease processes that want to weaken us and want to and can weaken us. Every now and then, however, it is not so easy to keep certain pathogens away from our organism, so that we are involved in the working process of our body's own defences. We notice it in the form of reactions such as coughs, colds, headaches or even fever.
The immune system consists to some extent of (partial) organs, but an even larger proportion consists of cells. The messenger substances in our bodies The messenger substances of our bodies represent a central point in order to be able to guarantee the functioning of the immune system. Essential components are already Skin and mucous membranesmucous membranes, i.e. throat, nose and evenr The first defence reactions take place there, because pathogens can gain quick access to these areas. We continue with the lymph nodes. You may remember your last visit to the doctor when the cold knocks on the door or has already entered the house. has already entered the house. As a rule, the lymph nodes are also palpated during the examination, usually those that are located below the jaw in the Throatarea neck area. Because Lymph nodes and pathways play an important role in the structure of our immune system: they generate antibodies that the "body police" need and form transport pathways for them and for the defence cells. The spleen, for example, stores these defence cells and the bone marrow develops most of them into mature T cells. Also our four tonsils contain defence cells that potentially make antibodies. The thymus, a gland located between our lungs, has a crucial responsibility; T-cells (i.e. defence cells) find their immunological imprint in it and are thus completed. Dhe most important cells for our immune system are various white blood cells, for example macrophages, monocytes, granulocytes, and also B and T lymphocytes.