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Clinical Issues

Frequent Infections

Humans are constantly getting exposed to viruses, parasites, fungi and bacteria. These organisms are known as pathogens and ones in a while everyone suffers from common infections such as allergy, cold, sore throat, cough etc. Weak immune system is the main cause of catching frequent infections or recurrent infections. 
Some common infections are easily treatable since they are mild in nature and moreover hardly noticeable. But some may become severe if left untreated. To fight pathogens, humans need a strong defence mechanism. Any person may get infected easily through body fluids, air particles, water droplets, skin contacts, any innate object that may already have germs, contact with faeces, etc. There are many types of infections that may weaken the immune system including viral, bacterial, parasitic, prions and protozoan, and the entire treatment depend on the type of infections. There is no any specific remedy for these infections, strong immunity is the only way to deal with any kind of infection.
Immunity is the body’s ability to resist a particular disease. A healthy immune system recognizes pathogens and has the ability to form anti-bodies to fight them. There are four types of immunity:
1. Innate which is the body’s natural resistance 
2. Adaptive which develops after a disease or through passing placenta
3. Passive which is the passing of maternal tetanus antibodies through placenta
4. Active which develops after exposing the body to an antigen to generate an immune response
  • Eat a well-balanced diet 
  • During sneezing or coughing use a tissue
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Get enough sleep and manage stress
  • Include probiotics
  • Get some natural Vitamin D via sunlight
  • Use turmeric, particularly curcumin, based supplements
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes or mouth
  • Drink excess alcohol or smoke