COVID-19 has everyone wondering whether their immune system is as strong as it could be. Experts indicate that people with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to severe effects from the coronavirus. In this climate of uncertainty, it’s important that women take vital steps to shore up their defenses against all kinds of sickness.
Whether you suffer from a medical condition like thyroid disease or endometriosis, or are currently trying to conceive or undergoing fertility treatments, you can use all of these natural and simple methods to give your body a fighting chance against disease.
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Obvious? Yes. Are we doing it? Probably not. Rest is about more than a tight eight hours of sleep, although sleep is very important for your immune system. Rest is also related to stress. Medical researchers have found that psychological stress dysregulates your immune system, putting you at risk for illness. Your immunological response to stress can increase inflammatory responses, which actually makes you more susceptible to bacteria.
Rest for Immune System Health
It’s pretty evident that you can’t remove the current stressors of this pandemic. Social isolation, working from home and even homeschooling are part of our new normal… for now. In this season, though, overwhelming stress can augment all of the other challenges and simply won’t make anything better. Find