Immune Support And Regulation 2018-07-12T20:27:42+00:00

Immune Support And Regulation

The immune system is one of the most important parts of our bodies and it´s in charge of our survival and evolution as humans. In addition, it plays a key role in the fight against cancer.

Our immune system defends and repairs our body, thanks to inflammatory responses. It that moments the wounds are repaired and the body starts to fight again external agents.

The immune system ensures that all cells are healthy for them to be fully functional an oversees the defense and repair process of the human body, making it a primary aspect to fight cancer 

“The immune system ensures that all cells are healthy for them to be fully functional an oversees the defense and repair process of the human body, making it a primary aspect to fight cancer” 

The best way to explain the process is: our immune system is an army and the soldiers are: our white blood cells. We have different types of white cells, each of them have a specific role in the fight: repair, heal and defend.

It´s important to understand that each patient is different and how the disease develops in their body, as well.

The human body can suffer from chronic inflammation, which is the activation of the immune system for a longer-than-normal period. The meaning behind this: the patient’s immune system failed to solve the problem due to malnutrition. Our medical team will take a blood sample to perform different lab works to learn if the patient’s immune system is healthy and working correctly or when they have an overresponse to the inflammation and can create complications.

When this happens, an inadequate immune response is unchained, where cells are unable to recognize the malignant cell as defective resulting in the absence of an immune response against these dysfunctional cells, this gives freedom to the malignant cell to multiply and implant themselves in other areas.

As a result, we have an active immune response but no specific one, that is; the immune system is active but is not able to cope with the disease, generating damage in different adjacent tissues where there is tumor activity, as well as increasing the risk of pro-inflammatory complications such as lymph node growth, clot formation, vascular alterations, pain, etc.

Treating Chronic Inflammation

The symptoms and complications that come after, are related to the level of inflammation. Some examples of an intense chronic inflammation (chronic diseases such as cancer) are: lymph node growth, clot formation, vascular alterations, and examples from low chronic inflammation (wound) complications is: pain.

To treat chronic inflammation, most doctors use a medicine called Dexamethasone, a very potent anti-inflammatory drug. However, our medical team prefers not to use it, to avoid the side effects: irritation to gastric mucosa and it suppresses the immune response, putting the patient at even more risk. In some cases, leading to the need to perform prophylactic interventions with the use of antibiotics. On the other hand, this drug generates metabolic alterations as an undesired side effect, resulting in alterations in blood sugar levels, requiring in some cases medical management.

Another challenge we see with the use of anti-inflammatory drugs is; its high irritability to the gastric mucosa, where prolonged use of these drugs forces us to take preventive measures to protect the integrity of the digestive system.

The goal of our team is to always maintain a healthy immune system and with this medicine we are doing the complete opposite. In addition, we have more natural and less invasive treatments all of them with anti-inflammatory or regulatory properties for the immune system:

  • Japanese Fungi
  • Chinese Herbs
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Turmeric or Curcumin
  • Essential Fatty Acids in High Doses
  • Probiotics
  • Vitamin D.

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