Almost every part of the human body, apart from the entire human body itself, have some amazing facts linked to them.
For example, did you know that your entire immune system can be transferred to another human being?
Yet another interesting fact that has recently emerged is that "stress" damages the immune system while laughter and relaxation does just the opposite, and scientists are not able to tell why this is so.
What is for certain is that if we did not have the immune system, we would not live for very long yet in certain circumstances, our immune system works against, and not for us.
And which is why immune suppressants are usually administered when faced with such a difficult situation… even if it turns out to be a necessary evil.
A Note on Immune Suppressants
The need for immune suppressants arises in the case of auto-immune diseases, and also in the case of an organ transplant, where the immune system can attack the organ as soon as the surgery is complete.
As the name suggests, immune suppressants are used to suppress the immune system from causing any damage yet in medical terms, their function is to reduce the activation and efficacy of the immune system.
The patient, either in the situation of an organ transplant or when suffering from an auto-immune disease, finds him "immunocompromised", and sometimes can lose his or her life, if an infection occurs.
In fact, this has happened in the past
And why is this so?
Because the immune system will shut down, thanks to these drugs, and therefore, the body won't be protected when under attack by an infection.
Hence, the term, necessary evil and in some of the aforementioned cases, self-defeating too.
Yet unfortunately, it is the only way by which auto-immune diseases as well as organ transplants can be handled safely. But that's not the only problem – these drugs also cause side-effects…