Your Immune System is More Dangerous than You Think
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There is this idea floating around that what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. That surviving a disease leaves you better off. And it seems to make sense because we have all experienced this. When you go through hardship, often you come out more resilient, more ready to face a difficult situation in the future. But it turns out that sometimes, what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker.
So, what happens when you get sick?
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You briefly discussed how being a smoker compromises your immune system, making getting sick harder on the body.
Would you consider doing a video showing what smoking does to the whole body on the macro and micro level?
theres also a different side to this. being a smoker means your immune system is constantly active and doing something. there is the theory that this actually strengthens it.
Sign me up on that petition!!
I hug this request and lift it a little higher to that Kurtzgezart can see it <3
Some people need to see what happens
I hope you guys do a video of the Immune system going wrong. As someone with Type 1 Diabetes and Vitiligo, both caused by a hyper-active immune system response, it would be great to see you guys show the light on this subject
@Jacob Maloney Having a healthy lifestyle is obvious. Does it really need to be mentioned?
@Jacob Maloney Do you want them to make a movie? You can’t fit everything a single short video.
@KULLED Wouldn’t know. As a guess, though, I’d say someone who perceives disingenuousness?
@Jacob Maloney 7:40 “we discussed vaccine side affects in ANOTHER video “.
Maybe try watching a video before spamming it another time
@Jacob Maloney that should already be a standard, not needed to be mentioned (I don’t agree fully about eating in-natural food leading to obesity, especially as your example is with Americans)
I was hoping you’d talk about big lack of some vitamins, and how we often make ourselves vulnerable (by abusing some substances, lack of sleep)
I was literally just doing research on vaccines for an essay and the last vaccine video’s source list saved my life. Thank you so much. I’ll be sure to check out the Immune book some time.
@Threedog suspension of disbelief
Really, the video resource list saved your life?
I always found it interesting that fevers or colds can be a ton of different illnesses, you just don’t know which since all the symptoms you have are those of your immune system successfully defeating it
@JWhite except I never get fevers no matter what type of Illness I have. Also sneezing always comes first
@JWhite Ooh I never knew that! I always learned that having a cold just meant it could be one out of countless viruses, which is why vaccines against a “common cold” aren’t practical. Never knew it was just a handful of different ones. Although they all probably still mutate I imagine
@Shankar Ravikumar True, yeah
Cgeta4, to be fair, if you have sore throat and then start sneezing it’s most likely rhinovirus.
If you have high fever first and then coughing it is most likely influenza.
Cоronaviruses can kinda go either way.
So it’s not like you normally get colds from too much different things.
A fever though is just a symptom of any immune response.
It could be anything – a splinter, bad food or flu…
@Cgeta4 Yeah, which you’d only find out after having experienced the cold and fever.
It’s insane the number of diseases which aren’t caused by a virus/bacteria – but your body turning against you for one reason or another. The body is scary whatever it’s targeting
I have 5 years to live because of one I’m 25
My brother has crohns disease, his own immune system is attacking him
Like ur eyes
My friend had alopecia the body is cruel
@Aj Cowan This is starting to change now as we get better at identifying and get more data on specific auto-antibodies that are strongly associated with particular diseases. For example with lupus the diagnosis can be made if you have clinical symptoms as well as dsDNA and anti-Smith antibodies. These are pretty specific for lupus although not as sensitive. Pretty exciting stuff though! Hopefully it will lead to earlier identification and treatment in the future!
I love how Kurzgesagt can always turn even the most intimidating topics of medicine into these amazing and easy to understand videos.
Thank you so much!
Some already suggested a deep dive on smoking’s effect on the immune system. I think that is a great idea, but I also really hope for a video on how obesity and poor sleep also depress immune function. Thanks!
@Kristóf Kozári Yes, and exercise too. So many Great videos could be done on this.
and the diet / diversity of your microbiome
Mom had a very strong immune system (barely got really sick) and was only sick for 2 days at most when she did get sick.
She developed an autoimmune disease a few years back and her immune system destroyed almost every organ systematically. The body is terrifying.
Well this sort of makes sense. A military dictatorship with no regard for civilian casualties will do pretty well in war for awhile after its creation, but, you know, also has no regard for civilian casualties. It’s not surprising that unleashing the stronger the immune system, the more dangerous it is to the body.
Sorry for you both
im sorry to hear about your mom, But also this terrifies me as I very very rarely get sick, I didnt even get covid without having any jabs (im not an anti vaxer, im just lazy 🤦♂) so i guess my immune system is gonna turn on me eventually.
My immune system was good now I get sick every couple of months
Sorry to hear that
My dad’s immune system attacked a protein in his skin, horrible disease called bullous pemphigoid, unfortunately he didn’t make it