The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism against viruses, bacteria, and attack from any other foreign substance.
When the body’s immune system breaks down and stops functioning properly, it can no longer fight off disease and health threats. Instead, the whole body begins to suffer as illness sets in and the body’s major systems come under attack.
Made up of different organs, cells, and proteins the immune system is one of the body’s most complex systems. If the body’s defense system is operating properly, we don’t even notice it. However, organs and cells are working together constantly to form alliances against attacking pathogens, protecting the body from dangerous infections and disease.
When the immune system’s performance is compromised, illness frequently results. And, if the attacking pathogen is especially aggressive, it can break down the immune system even more.
Your immune system is working tirelessly in the background, neutralizing pathogens like bacteria, parasites, and viruses. By recognizing and neutralizing harmful substances and viral attacks, the immune system keeps the body healthy and functioning properly.
Another vitally important part of the immune system’s function is in fighting against the body’s own cells that have been changed by illness or cancerous cells. Without a functioning immune system, the body has a difficult time dealing with these attacks.
One of our primary focuses here at the Karlfeldt Center is to restore and build up the immune system so that the body is able to use its own defenses to fight off illness. We provide many services and therapies that support and rejuvenate your body’s immune response.