How does the immune system work?

The immune system has a vital role: It protects your body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make you ill. It is made up of various organs, cells and proteins.

As long as your immune system is running smoothly, you don’t notice that it’s there. But if it stops working properly because it’s weak or can’t fight particularly aggressive germs you get ill. Germs that your body has never encountered before are also likely to make you ill. Some germs will only make you ill the first time you come into contact with them. These include childhood diseases like chickenpox.

The tasks of Immune System

Without an immune system, we would have no way to fight harmful things that enter our body from the outside or harmful changes that occur inside our body. The main tasks of the body’s immune system are

  • to fight disease-causing germs (pathogens) like bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, and to remove them from the body,
  • to recognize and neutralize harmful substances from the environment, and
  • to fight disease-causing changes in the body, such as cancer cells.

How to keep from getting sick

Because our immune response to fighting disease, infections and viruses in the body is so complex, there’s a lot we don’t know about why some people have a more balanced immune response while others don’t. 

The immune system is really complicated, we don’t understand very much of it at all.

You may not have a lot of control over how your immune system functions, but there are ways to keep from getting sick.

The main way to prevent infections is to stay away from sick people, wash your hands and get your immune system in place. We recommend SHEROVITE Syrup to help boost your immune system.

Reducing your risk of exposure to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Like other illnesses, COVID-19 (coronavirus) is believed to be mainly spread from person to person. 

To prevent illness and avoid being exposed to the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing your hands often, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, covering your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others, covering coughs and sneezes, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily.

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