When you age, your immune system starts going downhill. You have less:
• Natural killer cells – That means you cannot eliminate viruses as well as you did when you are in your 20s. You are not able to get rid of the tumor cells as efficiently.
• B-cells – That means your antibodies go down, so your immune system does not remember past pathogens, so your immune system is a bit weaker.
• T-cells – Needed for killing off microbes, preventing autoimmune diseases, decreasing inflammation after an infection.
• Phagocytes – The quantity will go down. You have less of these cells eating bacteria and cleaning up stuff.
You can see that age really creates a huge impact on the immune system.Continue reading “How to Repair Your Immune System If it is Old and Damaged.”