Immunity at its best
Unfortunately, the ability of the immune system to defend the body is not without its limits.
It is also not immutable; it is variable. This means that in certain risk periods or in the event of certain factors, the “competence” of the immune system can be compromised.
Here are some examples of factors recognised as “weakening” the immune system:
Chronic stress and overworking
Lack of sleep
Moreover, some people have weakened immune systems due to certain medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer or HIV). Immune systems can also be weakened by some treatments (e.g. radiotherapy or chemotherapy).
Tips for optimising immunity naturally
Your lifestyle has an impact on your health and the health of your immune system. Here are some effective measures you can take that can help support your immune system:
Stop smokingUnfortunately, the ability of the immune system to defend the body is not without its limits. It is also not immutable; it is variable. This means that in certain risk periods or in the event of certain factors, the “competence” of the immune system can be compromised.
Eat wellAdopting healthy eating habits contributes to your health in many ways. Among other things, it stimulates your immune system.
Sleep wellSleepless nights disturb and weaken the immune system. You should therefore make your sleep hygiene a priority; your health depends on it.
Exercise regularlyStudies have shown that, as well as boasting many other health benefits, regular physical activity helps support your immune system.
Reduce stress levelsBeing stressed or exhausted weakens you and your immune system. Resting, taking care of yourself and having a positive attitude are measures that help reduce your susceptibility to infections.
Protect yourself against pollution
The immune system is continuously influenced by your environment, the air you breathe, the places you visit and the water you drink. When your lungs, intestines or skin are exposed to pollutants, your immune system has to make great efforts to eliminate them.
Infection prevention involves actions intended to act as a barrier and rapidly limit the multiplication of aggressors (protective measures, vaccines, disinfectants, etc.) and actions promoting the optimal and balanced operation of the immune system.
For more information on preventing infections, consult your pharmacist or doctor.
Sources : https:/www.mongeneraliste.be/nos-dossiers-section/les-infections-virales-bacteriennes/