Our bodies come in contact with many illness causing microbes such as bacteria and viruses. Our immune system is responsible for defending the body against these microbes to ensure our safety. This is why it is vital we maintain a healthy, strong immune system by taking the necessary vaccines on time.
Put simply, vaccinations are the introduction of a diseases to your body. Vaccines allow your body to fight a weak, or even dead microbe to produce antibodies. These antibodies will allow you to develop an immunity to that disease.
Vaccinations have allowed the human race to drastically lower the infection rate of many serious, and even deadly diseases. One of the most common infectious illnesses that is responsible for admitting millions of people to the emergency room is the Seasonal Influenza.
Seasonal Influenza (Flu) is a respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses. The symptoms vary from one patient to the other, but it could be life-threatening to certain individuals. The Flu virus mutates and gets stronger every year, hence the name ‘seasonal’. This is why it is important you take the flu shot every year.
The symptoms of the Seasonal Influenza vary from one person to the other. This variation can be caused by the strength of the virus itself, or the patient’s immune system. These symptoms include:
Seasonal Influenza can infect anyone, however, it can be more dangerous on certain people, such as:
Your immune system is your body’s first line of defense against pathogens. If your immune system is weak, it will not be able to defend your body against these illnesses. The symptoms of a weakened immune system include:
Vaccinations are one of the most important methods to strengthen your immune system. You can also strengthen your immune system by adopting healthy habits such as:
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