Do you often catch colds? Do you get different infections even in minor cuts of injuries? If the answer is yes then you are probably having a weak immune system which is your body’s primary defense system, when the immune system gets weakened by different habits you do in your life,
your body gets more vulnerable to microbes and diseases. There are many ways you can strengthen your immune system in order to keep diseases at bay like eating healthy balanced and nutritious foods and exercising as well as ditching the bad habits that weaken your immune system which are listen below.
1- Excessive Alcohol Intake.
Alcohol negatively affect your immune system by many ways, it kills antibodies that are created by your immune system to fight off for eight microorganisms, it also leads to nutritional deficiencies because it hinders the body’s ability in absorbing and benefiting from certain important nutrients in the food you eat. Alcohol also work as a dehydrating agent causing the water to come out of the body cells which cause the cells to die, this water in the body cells helps in detoxifying the body. So just try to limit your intake of alcohol as much as possible.
Frequent inhaling of the harmful chemicals in cigarettes cause the body to produce pro-inflammatory cytokines and increases the body’s sensitivity reactions which weakens both innate and adaptive Immunity, in fact children that are exposed to secondhand cigarettes smoke were found to suffer more from upper respiratory infection.
3- Eating Poorly.
When you eat a diet that doesn’t provide your body with the needed nutrients you end up suffering from malnutrition which affects all the body’s vital processes including Immunity.
4- Misuse Of Antibiotics.
Antibiotics are a key factor in modern medicine however the Misuse of antibiotics can lead to many different side effects including diarrhea, vomiting, upset stomach, headaches and weak immune system and even lead to antibiotic resistance which gives the microbes in your body more control over it.