Do you know allergies and many other diseases or symptoms are the result of your immune system’s response to a substance? The immune system’s function is to protect the body and keep microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungus out, as well as to destroy any dangerous microbes that get inside. The immune system is a complex and important network of cells and organs that protects the body from infection.
Immune system and allergies:
Allergic disease is one of the most frequent chronic illnesses worldwide. Individuals with a family history of allergies are more likely to acquire allergic illness. Allergic diseases include hay fever, eczema, hives, asthma, and food allergies. Allergy symptoms can range from minor irritation to a potentially fatal allergic reaction.
Your immune system is where allergic reactions develop. When a person who is allergic to a substance such as dust, fungus, or pollen comes into contact with it, their immune system may overreact by producing antibodies that “attack” the allergen. Breathing heavily, itching, a runny nose, watery or itchy eyes, and other symptoms may occur.
Symptoms of weakened immune system:
Diagnosis and treatment:
Your doctor will check for your personal and family health history. He/ she will also check for your response to certain vaccines, skin tests and other blood tests. Gene testing is also being used in diagnosing many immunodeficiency disorders.
The treatment depends on the kind of symptoms you develop, that includes preventing infections, treating existing infections and treating immune deficiency disorders.
Genes affect how the immune system functions and responds to threats. Immunodeficiency disorders that are present at birth and are frequently passed down through the generations. This means they are linked to genes passed down through the generations.
Research suggests that many immune deficiency disorders are inherited from either one or both the parents and are passed down to next generations.
Yes, people with allergies have weakened immune system. Although allergies do not cause you to catch a cold or flu. But, your allergy therapy keeps you at high risk for developing other diseases.
Allergies are commonly inherited, meaning it can be transferred down through the generations from parents to their children. Having a family history with allergies is one of the main risk factors. However, just because a parent has allergies does not indicate that their children will anyway develop.
The treatment involves collecting stem cells (cells which can develop into many different types of cells in the body) from a patient with immunodeficiency, correcting the gene in the cells, and then returning the corrected stem cells to the patient. Because gene therapy uses the patient's own cells, there is no need to find a suitable donor. Only a few immunodeficiencies are being treated with this medication.