Covid-19 is a scary, unpredictable global outbreak. Some people recover, and a few people – it destroys the lungs. We’ve seen it is not merely seniors and people with pre-existing health conditions that succumb to the virus. Is there a chance for this horrifying outbreak and for future international viral attacks – can we do more to protect ourselves? Let’s take a look at immune function.
Our adaptive immunity, the body identifies a threat, and we produce antibodies specifically designed to that threat. The threat is neutralized, and the adaptive immune system “remembers” it, so hopefully potential answers to the identical threat will also be neutralized. We often hear people talk about “strengthening our immune system”. There’s really a obscene number of supplements that claim to do that. What we really want is a balanced immune system.
When out of balance, the immune system not only fails to protect us, but it could also turn against us, mistaking our cells for invading pathogens (nasties), leading to debilitating chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, allergie are examples of autoimmune responses. COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus. Human coronaviruses are common and are generally associated with mild illnesses, much like the common cold.
I’ve printed many articles here on ezines about oxidative stress and inflammation. Please consult with people for more background here. Yes, Covid-19 is brand new to us. It’s the inflammatory response of the immune system which presents grave danger. Research form the University of Melbourne is showing us “a strong immune response across different cell types was correlated with clinical recovery”.
Una risposta immunitaria equilibrata sembra essere la chiave nelle persone che guariscono. La scienza ora descrive qualcosa chiamato citochina tempesta. Anche se ancora sotto un formidabile dibattito, una tempesta di citochine è una risposta immunitaria troppo attiva e reazioni infiammatorie dal controllo. Un rilascio incontrollato di citochine proinfiammatorie. Medici e ricercatori sono sempre più convinti che, almeno in alcuni casi di Covid-19, il sistema immunitario dell'organismo stia reagendo in modo eccessivo al virus utilizzando una tempesta di citochine.
Il sistema immunitario ha una risposta intensa che causa più danni del virus stesso. Alcuni medici usano ora potenti farmaci antinfiammatori per combattere il virus. Ci sono migliaia di post, con centinaia di ricerche sulle malattie associate all'infiammazione cronica. Sembra che la nostra sopravvivenza al Covid-19, o il nostro passaggio, sia collegato come altri disturbi alla risposta immunitaria e all'infiammazione cronica. La ricerca sul Covid-19 è estremamente recente.
The whole planet has set other study on hold, scrambling to save lives. There’s so much we don’t understand, however, we don’t have the luxury of time. Most of us must do our best to protect ourselves, and most of us have a social responsibility to do our utmost to stop the spread of this pandemic. Again, lots people think we are selecting a healthy lifestyle, but we’re now raising our levels of oxidative stress, which may result in chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation and those cytokine storms, are connected with chronic diseases, and death as study deepens. The study is suggesting Covid-19 is no exception.