The immune system keeps harmful substances, such as bacteria, toxins and viruses at bay. When the immune system detects a harmful substance, it produces proteins that destroy these toxic substances. People that have immunodeficiency disorders due to multiple causes are called immunosuppressed. Immunosuppressed people are more susceptible at contracting a disease, therefore in these cases prevention is key.
Impact of malnutrition on immunity
Good nutrition is vital for our overall health, yet many adults, especially older adults are at risk of malnutrition. Malnutrition may cause immunodeficiency diseases and other health concerns. Boost your immunity by including vitamins and mineral in your daily diet. It’s recommended to eat a great variety of protein foods, such as poultry, eggs, seafood, lean meat, seeds and soy products. Vitamin A is also very beneficial for your immune system. In addition it keeps your skin and respiratory system healthy. You’ll find plenty of Vitamin A in carrots, kale, sweet potatoes, apricots or cereal. If you want to further improve the immune system, include vitamin E in your daily diet with foods such as spinach, sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.
Sanitize your surrounding with the help of a steamer
Hot steam is known to kill bacteria and germs, so if you want to prevent allergens from spreading throughout your house, we advise you to opt for a steamer. The garment steamer is the most affordable and effective solution because it comes with many advantages. Firstly, the clothes steamer is much more efficient than a regular iron because it not only provides fast results, but it is also easier to handle. Secondly, it can be used for sanitizing the furniture. This handy appliance can help you kill the bacteria that has settled in on the sofa/bed and in the cushions. Lastly, the steam is able to lift dirt and dust from the surface of the sofa and bed so that you can use a brush to lift the dirt in one swipe.
Water and immunity
For immunodepressed people contaminated water can cause additional health problems. You may already know that the body uses the skin to defend against bacteria and germs that can cause you harm. Keeping the skin hydrated is a great way to ensure that the body has the fuel to produce sweat and mucuos you need to increase your immunity. While showering, the skin absorbs a large percentage of harmful substances that are found in water, such as chlorine, sulfur and fluorine. A whole house water filter can clear the water from impurities and other harmful chemicals.
Fight respiratory diseases with a dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers are devices designed to maintain an ideal level of humidity in your home, and therefore reduce the risk of contracting a disease. An excessive amount of moisture can cause condensation on windows and mold on walls. This efficient device is very useful for allergy sufferers and for those dealing with respiratory diseases.