Girl Planting seeds

Experts: A balanced, optimal immune system is key to avoiding coronavirus

With COVID-19 still ravaging the entire world, medical experts have emphasized the importance of not just social distancing and proper hygiene, but also of a healthy, balanced immune system. The latter is especially important, according to Rafael Máñez, head of the intensive care unit at Bellvitge University Hospital, near Barcelona, Spain, because of COVID-19’s “severe” phase, which happens in around 10 percent of those stricken with the disease. During this phase, infected individuals develop what is known among experts as a “cytokine storm” or an uncontrolled inflammatory response of the immune system. This “storm” is what causes most of the critical conditions and eventually, fatalities, in infected individuals.  Read more....

 

Back

 
 
close (X)