The job of the immune
system is -
To seek out, recognize and destroy pathogens i.e. disease-causing
substances or organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. In
fighting off these foreign bodies, our body produces such
symptoms of illness like fever and malaise.
In most people, most of the
time, the immune system does its job efficiently, but problems
in its response to the environment are common. An overactive
immune system, for example, results in autoimmune disorders.
In these cases, for unknown reasons the immune system mistakes
normal, healthy tissues for foreign invaders and attacks them.
Examples of autoimmune disorders
include rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Type
1 diabetes, scleroderma (skin hardening) and myasthenia gravis
(destruction of muscle proteins).
People who are doing research suspect that chronic
fatigue syndrome and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may be
autoimmune diseases as well.
Another type of immune error
occurs when the system overreacts to something harmless, as
in cases of allergies. In the case of hay fever, for example,
the immune system mistakes pollen for a dangerous invader
and reacts with a powerful and sometimes deadly response.
The opposite occurs when the
immune system fails to respond adequately, resulting in immune
deficiency diseases. AIDS is the best known example. Other
immune deficiency disorders are inherited, extremely rare,
and potentially fatal.
For people who are generally
healthy, it's possible for the immune system to become temporarily
depressed. When this happens, fighting pathogens becomes more
difficult, and as a result, your body becomes more susceptible
to infections, which hit you harder and stay with you longer
than, they would otherwise.
Immune system disorders
AIDS, Allergies, Arthritis,
Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diabetes, Hay Fever, Lupus,
Multiple Sclerosis, and Sarcoidosis.
In general, problems with immune disturbances manifest a tendency
to catch colds, the flu and various other infections more
frequently than usual; to get easily tired; or to develop
- 1. Burning sweat on face
- 2. Headaches - various types
- 3. Jittery, jumpy
- 4. Out of control, speedy
- 5. Compulsive disorders
- 6. Gastrointestinal upsets
- 7. Acid taste
- 8. Mucus secretions
- 9. Loss of memory
- 10. Very swollen glands
- 11. Muscle weakness
- 12. Body itchy all over
- 13. Eyes puffy, watering
- 14. Sinuses pain
- 15. Ears - painful, swollen
- 16. Swollen glands
- 17. Can not sleep
- 18. Dreams & nightmares
- 19. Clumsy, off balance
- 20. Incoherent thinking
- 21. Abnormal Cravings / hunger
- 22. Aching joints