What is the relationship between immunity and intestines?

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 24th November 2018
What is the relationship between immunity and intestines?

The immunity of the human body depends on the state of the intestines. Scientists have proven that through numerous studies. The immune system of the gut is the largest and, at the same time, the most complex, of all existing.

In the intestinal immune system, there are 4 to 5 times more lymphocytes than in the blood. We will analyse the relationship between the immune system and the intestines in our article in more detail.

Immune system

The immune system of the intestine is in the cells of the mucous membrane. Immunity and guts have a very close and stable relationship. And the direct effect of the bowel on the immune system is enormous.

There is a vast number of different cells that have functions unique to them. These cells are in a variety of body structures such as blood and tonsils, appendix and lymph nodes, Peyer’s patches, and so on. And about 75% of these cells are concentrated in the intestines!

What is the relationship between immunity and intestinal health?

A merely incredible number of a wide variety of microorganisms populate the intestine. Studies have shown that there are more than 410 species in it. Besides, the microflora usually has a positive effect on the body, helping, the digestion of food as well. But pathogenic microflora is also there. It is invariably present in the intestines, but bacteria that are loyal to the body control its ratio always.

But when something violates this ratio/balance, the number of pathogenic microorganisms is rapidly increasing. That affects the general physical and emotional state negatively. But that is not all!

This condition inhibits the intestinal immune function. No wonder experts say that if a person’s resistant forces get weaker, then the reason should be sought in the “banal” dysbiosis in the first place.


Body’s defences

The intestine assumes the functions of an immune organ, both local and general. If necessary, special cells from the intestine enter the general bloodstream, heading through it to a specific destination.

If the permeability of the intestine is disturbed, for any reason, then this leads to the same negative consequences as weakening the body’s defences.

Everything, what is good for the intestines, is also suitable for the immune system, and vice versa, everything that can potentially harm the organs also damages the body’s defences.

It is essential to maintain a strong relationship between the immune system and the bowels in good condition. To do this, you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, as well as cleanse the body of toxins and harmful substances sometimes. Furthermore, colonic hydrotherapy may help immunity.