How Does Your Immune System Work?

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The immune system is a complex system. Your immune system is your body’s chief protection, responding to infections, fighting viruses, parasites and other invaders, adapting to pregnancy and transmitting protection to babies. It is also responsible for wound healing, tissue repair, a formation of healthy gut microbiota, and the elimination of dead and cancerous cells. The following organs contribute to the functioning of your immune system: tonsils, spleen, thymus, digestive system, skin, lymph nodes, and the bone marrow that store the white cells. It is regulated by hormones.

The innate system is a simple one and involves cells that fight primarily against bacterial infections. The adaptive immune system is a specific immune response based on particular antibodies that are very specifically targeted at pathogens that you’ve already ‘met.’ With these two types of system incorporated into one, our immunity is smart; it is constantly learning and adapting to a new environment and possible threats. Endocrine and immune systems incorporate, change and adapt to new conditions, so together they can ensure a woman’s safety and well-being in any phase of her life. 

 

Sources:

The innate and adaptive immune systems, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

How the immune system works, medicalnewstoday.com

 

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