How Does Our Body Maintain Homeostasis When Exposed To Germs?

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Germs are found everywhere, all over the world, in all kinds of places. The four main types of germs are bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. They can invade plants, animals, and people - and sometimes, cause us to be sick. The two main types of sickness causing germs are bacteria and viruses. Once these germs invade a body or organism, they use our nutrients and energy, and can produce toxins. Those toxins can cause symptoms of common infections, such as fevers, the sniffles, rashes, coughing, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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The neutrophils move around your body in the blood in search of foreign material. Macrophages are like your internal nurses - they keep your body clean by cleaning up damaged white blood cells and pus that has been caused by neutrophils when bacteria is cleared from a wound. B cell lymphocytes produce antibodies that attach to germs that need to be destroyed so they can be recognized by T cell lymphocytes. T cell lymphocytes then complete the job by searching for those antibody covered germs and kill them. The immune system plays a crucial role in your healing process seeing as how without it, you would never be able to get better! Imagine a life of sickness, unable to fend off any kind of disease… The circulatory system works with the immune system by transporting nutrients and cells, such as white blood cells, throughout the bloodstream.

When you get sick, know that your body is fighting for you. Your fever will go down, your coughing won't be as severe, your nose won't be as stuffy, and you won't have mucus flowing out of your nose all the time! When you notice these signs, it means your body is winning the battle against the bacteria and viruses that took over your body when you became sick. Your circulatory system is working hard to remove those toxic bacteria and viruses from your body. Your immune system...


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