Here in CWHealth, many articles are here about oxidative stress and inflammation. Oxidative stress and antioxidants are important, so feel free to browse our other articles. In this article we described how inflammation responses can go into overdrive and be dangerous for those who are infected.
Coronavirus vs. Immune Response
The immune system appears to harm many of the people dying in the novel coronavirus pandemic more than by the virus itself. It is the inflammatory response of the immune system that presents grave danger.
Research form the University of Melbourne is showing us “a robust immune response across different cell types was associated with clinical recovery”. Balanced immune response seems to be the key in people who recover.
Science now refers to something called a cytokine storm. Albeit still under a great debate, a cytokine storm is an over active immune response and inflammatory responses out of control. An uncontrolled release of proinflammatory cytokines.
Extreme Response Damage
At least some cases of Covid-19 convinces doctors and researchers that the the body’s own immune system is overreacting to the virus with a cytokine storm. The immune system has an extreme response that causes more damage than the virus itself. Some doctors are now using powerful anti-inflammatory drugs to fight the virus.
There are a thousands of articles, featuring hundreds of studies on the diseases linked to chronic inflammation. It seems, that our survival of Covid-19, or our demise, links to diseases by immune response and chronic inflammation.
Research on Covid-19 is very recent. The entire world has put other research on hold, scrambling to save lives. There is so much we do not know, however, we do not have the luxury of time. We all have to do our very best to protect ourselves, and we all have a social responsibility to do our utmost to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
Look to Antioxidants
Again, many of us think we are choosing a healthy lifestyle, but we are actually increasing our levels of oxidative stress, which can lead to chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation and those cytokine storms, links to chronic diseases, and death as research deepens. The research is indicating Covid-19 is no exception.
Here, it describes how exercise can help protect against the coronavirus.