Do we need adjuvants?

adjuvantsStrengthening immunity is undoubtedly one of the most discussed topics today. Many worry about how to prepare for the season of flu and colds. The most common advice is to take adjuvants. Almost always find people who speak with the pathos of a “remarkable tool, which have benefited and who has helped the family, neighbors, relatives … A doctor once asked the question – why do you take? Adjuvants are already an integral part of many lives in the autumn. Child falls into despondency does not want to go to school, we give it drops, it goes through the whole course and everything is fine. Must send a draft, but we often catch cold. On the advice of colleagues drink some magic medicine that helps a lot. At the same time experts constantly warn that the immune system is too complex to “tightening” of such funds. To achieve a healthy balance must be equalized two forces: anti-inflammatory (induce inflammation, kills harmful microbes entrants or viruses) and inflammatory (control processes as the action). Violations of this balance leads to serious consequences, including can lead to infectious and toxic-shock. Do not take these adjuvants whose relatives suffering from autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, etc.)..
Most adjuvants, which are sold in pharmacies without a prescription not seriously affect the immune system. In a cold or flu they can help (and not always!), but to drink preventive specialists are strongly opposed. Widespread, but the misconception is that we need to increase immunity to common colds and inflammatory diseases, passing in chronic, difficult to heal wounds, etc. Only a doctor can determine the real need for adjuvants. According to statistics, only 5% of people actually have problems with the immune system, which need serious treatment.
The immune system is still quite unknown to hide medicine. Her task was to fight external stimuli, which penetrate the body and are able to cause him serious injury. Immunity, whether cellular or humoral about, can be assessed using immunogram, but this study is useful only in certain diseases.
By assessing the immune status can be established:
- Primary and secondary immunity deficiency (ie insufficient working of the immune system resulting from the spent viral infection taking any medication, etc.);
- Autoimmune diseases (including certain types of diabetes);
- Allergic reactions;
- Parasites (especially intestinal worms).
Assessment of immune status is conducted in two stages. Tests of the first stage are easy and accessible – for example, total clinical blood tests. Tests of the second stage are more detailed and thorough. They are appointed with:
- Chronic inflammatory diseases (bronchitis, sinusitis);
- Frequent pneumonia;
- Suppurative skin diseases;
- Infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, accompanied by loss of body weight;
- Prolonged fungal infections;
- Diseases of viral nature.
Patients who suffer from diseases transmissible sexually, no disturbances in the immune status. This once again confirms that a sexual infection can infect any healthy person. But according to specialists in urogenital infections makes sense to evaluate the immune status.
In common colds can suffer various units of the immune system. For example, if you have suffered an acute contagious viral disease, you may be appointed to study. It will help the doctor to choose the most suitable preparations to restore balance in your immune system.
Assessment of immune status is made on purpose for fasting and blood is taken from a vein.

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