Immune System

This is the system in your body that fights diseases, infections, and “invaders” in the body. The immune system includes: thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, lymph tissue, stem cells, white blood cells, antibodies, and lymphokines. Your immune system is constantly on alert for things that shouldn’t be floating around in your body. If the immune system thinks there is something in your body that shouldn’t be there it goes into “attack mode” to get rid of it. The immune system is valuable in fighting infection and diseases but can sometimes get confused and begin attacking things it shouldn’t which is what happens with allergic reactions.

For more information about what causes an allergic reaction please click here.

 

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