PANDEMIC Covid-19 has forced people to maintain their fitness. In addition, the use of masks, hand washing, social distancing and vaccination are also very necessary.
Medical Manager of PT Darya-Varia Laboratoria Tbk dr. Michael Reo said, maintaining good immunity is one of the main keys for the body in fighting viruses, bacteria, toxins, and harmful pathogens that may enter the body.
Referring to the vaccine program which has recently been increasingly intensively carried out, it is hoped that the community’s immune system will increase and herd immunity against the Covid-19 virus will be achieved more quickly.
“What we need to pay attention to, in maintaining a healthy body condition is to regularly consume nutrition and good nutritional intake every day. The post-vaccination period often makes us no longer pay attention to daily nutritional intake needs that maintain body immunity,” he said in his official statement. .
Furthermore, many people do not know about immunity actually. It should be understood that the human immune system is basically divided into two parts, namely specific immunity (Adaptive Immunity) and non-specific immunity (Innate Immunity).
Specific immunity is an immune system that is mainly played by B and T lymphocytes in producing antibodies, to fight microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses that enter the body.
Meanwhile, non-specific immunity, or Innate Immunity is also a very important thing to pay attention to. Innate immunity is a physical or mechanical defense, such as the skin, mucous membranes, cilia of the respiratory tract, coughing, and sneezing, which are the first line of defense against microorganisms.
“Skin integrity is very important to prevent microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi from entering the body through the skin. Therefore, maintaining the integrity of the skin as the largest organ in humans is very important,” he explained.