Immunodeficiency & Immune UpRegulation
Examples of these disorders would include:
combined immunodeficiency disease
X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA)
common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)
severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), which is known as alymphocytosis or “boy in a bubble” disease
leukocyte adhesion defects
selective deficiency of IgA
cancers of the immune system, like leukemia
immune-complex diseases, like viral hepatitis
multiple myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells, which produce antibodies)
Tell Me About Immune UpRegulation
This is the concept of increasing the sensitivity and the responsiveness of the immune system and its components. This can be achieved by subconsciously directing the body's awareness towards a particular challenge. It can also be done by chemically sensitizing the immune system's biochemical response with particular herbal combinations. It can also be done by tagging or unmasking pathogens so that the immune system "notices" the pathogen as requiring a response.
What Does Immunodeficiency Mean?
This is a condition where the immune system has lost the ability to fight infectious disease. It can include immune cells, such as T cells, the spleen, the thymus gland and the lymphatic system.
This can happen genetically, it can happen as the result of suppression of the immune system (such as in transplants or from chemotherapy), it can be acquired along with another condition (such as in HIV) or it can happen from chronic conditions that gradually undermine the function of immune components.
Just imagine if a child has recurring strep throat. They are given multiple rounds of antibiotics which not only combat pathogenic bacteria, but destroy their natural protective bacteria. Then they experience ear infections - tubes in the ears which keep the ear canal open are inserted routinely which inhibits a barrier method of immunity. Then they have chronic tonsillitis, so now they have their tonsils removed. As a teenager they are getting chronic sinus infections. More antibiotics, then perhaps a surgical intervention to clear the sinuses. Now they start smoking and gradually fall into seasonal allergies and bronchitises that don't clear up.
Then at 25, they are diagnosed with lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. This is not a group of unrelated illnesses, this is a pattern ...