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Patients' info on the immune system

Patients' info on the immune system

Inform your patients!

What is the immune system?

  • Human defense mechanisms versus viruses, bacteria, protozoan, fungi, parasites.

Strong immune system

Weak immune system

Optimal resistance to viruses, bacteria, protozoan, fungi, parasites.

Often sick.

Recurrent infections.

Optimal distinguisher between not foreign and foreign molecules.

High risk to get autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, eczema, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, gout,…)

Specific response to disease.

Chronic inflammation.

Memory of diseases and therefore adequate body response.

Bad healing.


Increased sensibility to cancer.

Causes of a weak immune system:

  • Malnutrition (as well under- as over nutrition) and dysbiosis.
  • Constitutional factor.
  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Chronic stress.
  • Exaggerated sugar consumption.
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Old age.
  • Poor vascularization and oxygenation.
  • In some people: gluten consumption.
  • Allergies

What can You do?

  • Osteopathic treatment + follow the advice of your osteopath.
  • Follow the advice of your physician.
  • Accept known vaccinations.
  • Reduce chronic stress.
  • Healthy nutrition:
    • Focus on fiber-rich vegetables, low-sugar fruits, non-gluten grain and vegetables.
    • Avoid gluten consumption.
  • Healthy lifestyle:
    • Don't smoke. Cigarettesmoke suppresses the immune system leaving smokers to heal more slowly than non-smokers.
    • Exercise regularly (stay active).
    • Maintain ahealthy weight (max 26 BMI).
    • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
    • Get adequate sleep.
    • Take steps to avoid infection, such as washing your hands frequently and cooking meats thoroughly.
    • Use antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin A, C and E. They protect against oxidative damage.
    • Probiotics can help.
    • Vit D is important.

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Boost the immune system with osteopathic techniques

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