Your Immune System…

Your Amazing Immune System

(Yes I am talking about Yours – We all have one! )

What is the human Immune System?

The immune system is the body’s defence against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease. (source – kidshealth.org/parent/general/body_basics/immune.html)

What brought me here…

10 Years ago I was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disorder, and very soon afterwards I was informed that it was an ‘auto-immune’ condition, and I just had to learn to live with it. There was no recommended treatment, the was no suggestion as to what might have caused my rare condition, therefore there was no known cure either!

Here is a diagram which helped me understand more about ‘auto-immune’

I have to say here that I am not medically qualified, all I have done is researched the term ‘auto-immune’.  I had similar challenges to those shown under the ‘Internal Threat’ in this diagram, and also because I was told I had an ‘auto-immune’ problem.

Here is an Interesting video I saw today on a Ted Ed Talk, by Emma Bryce

If you have any questions at all, or would like to learn more – please do get in touch here.

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