Working out and eating right are a powerful duo when it comes to the longevity of health because it helps the body prevent disease. Health complications such as cancer, diabetes, or heart failure are all linked to poor health choices and a sedentary lifestyle.While having a family history of a particular disease increases the chances you contract a disease, it is often the choices you make that either mark its appearance or makes it worse.Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables equips the body with the antioxidants and fiber it needs to flush toxins to keep the cells healthy. Any exercise helpful overall body health, especially the heart.
How do our bodies fight disease?
While learning about Machine Learning use cases in drug discovery and vaccines, I stumbled upon the various aspects related to Immunity. I am fascinated by the beauty of the various mechanisms in our bodies. I thought it is necessary for all of us to know how our body responds to disease. It also helps us appreciate the Scientists and doctors who are working around the clock to fight the pandemic of this generation — Covid19.Let us start this fascinating journey into biology and find answers that are often arising in these testing times of the Covid19 pandemic when so many biological terms are quite often quoted in the news media.
What Causes Infections?
Infections and disease-causing agents are called pathogens such as Bacteria, Virus, Fungi, and Protozoa. Our body must stop these pathogens which can come from a lot of different places. We get in contact with them through touching skin or surfaces, having sex, and breathing in drops from someone else’s sneeze or cough, etc., They can travel through the blood that comes from a shared needle or an insect bite. We can also get germs from contaminated food or water.