Vitiligo and your immune system. Never in our lifetime has this question been more pertinent. Covid-19 is changing the world and causing fear of contamination to most people. Treating Vitiligo and your Immune System is a subject that we need to expand on:
We are told people with a compromised immune system are one of the sections of the population most vulnerable to contracting the Covid-19 virus. As Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease this has caused fear among Vitiligo suffers that they may be more vulnerable to this virus. Luckily this is not the case.
While Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease wherein the melanocytes are attacked and so stop producing pigment it does not affect any other part of the body. Vitiligo is not an illness and besides the skin no other organs of the body are affected. Therefore, Vitiligo patients do not fall in the vulnerable group at higher risk of contraction the Covid-19 virus.
Your immune system is a complex and finely tuned network of cells
Your immune system is composed of a finely tuned network of cells and tissues throughout the body. This complex system includes the skin, gut, spleen, liver and lymph nodes.
Our body’s immune system is constantly working to prevent infection. Harmful pathogens such as bacteria and viruses are continually attacking the body and are been suppress by the immune system. When the immune system recognizes a threat, it goes into defense mode. By releasing white blood cells and other immune compounds foreign invaders are destroyed.
In fact, the antibodies stay in a person’s body for future use
The elderly tends to have a weaker immune system than younger people. The body produces fewer T cells as we age. T cells are the cells that attack pathogens.
Our body is wonderfully designed and has the most amazing abilities to protect us! The immune system keeps a record of every germ it has encountered. It remembers exactly how your body destroyed them making it swifter and easier the next time those germs are encountered. It allows the body to quickly destroy repeat invasions by the same micro-organisms. In fact, these antibodies it produces stay in a one’s body for future use.
Your immune system can be tested by having a blood test. These tests determine if the levels of proteins in your body are within the normal range. These proteins are infection-fighting components known as immunoglobulins. The test also measures the levels of red and white blood cells as well as immune system cells. Abnormal numbers of certain cells can indicate a defective immune system.
People with chronic immune conditions tend to be more prone to illness. The weakened immune system in certain autoimmune conditions means they are more susceptible to develop infections, flu’s and colds. It also can take longer to recover from these illnesses. At the age of 7 or 8, most of people’s immune system development is complete.
Vitiligo patient’s immune system attacks the pigment producing cells of the body. Luckily this defect in their immune systems does not weaken it in other ways. In other words, the body is not more susceptible to germs and viruses.
Vitilox® T-Cell-V Immune Therapy – 2 Pack
Many of our patients are now taking our Vitilox T-Cell-V tablets daily. These tablets, among other ingredients include the zinc and selenium ingredients contained in eggs and been known to be extremely effective at boosting the immune system.
Due to the higher demand for the product, we have now introduced the double combo pack of the T-Cell-V tablets at a reduced price.
Remember that at Vitiligo Treatment we do not sell a one product fixes all product, but we do have a range of products required to successfully treat the many different Vitiligo Conditions that do exist.
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