Recurrent Infections In kids – Why do some kids fall sick so frequently?
The immune system is a complex and critical component of your body’s inherent defense mechanism: a vast network of specialized cells and organs including your liver, lymphatic system, thymus, spleen and bone marrow. Together they share the responsibility of maintaining your resistance to disease.
Immunity is partly inherited and partly shaped by lifestyle. Your ability to ward off disease is determined by the resilience of your natural defenses.
Most people know that proper nutrition plays a key role, as do a number of other factors, including adequate rest, emotional stability, a positive attitude and regular exercise.
But what do these have in common with each other?
When we shape our lives according to this model, we are able to maintain harmony in every aspect of our existence physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Balance is crucial to all life. Too much rain causes flooding and too little results in drought. Too much food leads to obesity and too little causes malnutrition. Too much stress overloads the nervous system and too little may create inertia.
As with any other aspect of nature, humans require just the right mix of life-giving components to suit individual needs.
Hyperactivity of the immune system can lead to autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, where the body attacks itself.
By comparison, a sluggish immune system will precipitate the spread of deficiency diseases like the common cold, often leading to more serious secondary conditions.
Homeopathy is a system of natural medicine that treats the total symptom-picture physical, mental and emotional. By matching the appropriate homeopathic remedy to the individual constitution of a person, a homeopathic remedy can bring order back to a disordered state and help the body return to its own unique balance.
Recurring illnesses are a sign that the root of the problem has not been addressed. We get sick when an imbalance in the body causes us to become susceptible to illness. When our immune systems are weakened either from repeated use of antibiotics, steroids or other suppressive drugs, inherited weaknesses or environmental factors then we become more susceptible.
If suppressive treatment is continued, the illness may be driven deeper into the body. For example, a common progression of disease is the child with eczema at a young age who, after treatment with cortisone creams, becomes asthmatic. Also the child with recurrent tonsillitis who, after removing the tonsils, has repeated chest infections.
The symptoms of the illness are an expression of the body trying to right the imbalance. Sometimes the body is successful, as when a cold or flu resolves on its own without any intervention. When we do not recover fully, or relapse into another bout of the illness soon after recovery, homeopathy can help.
Homeopathy can treat the current infection as well as address the tendency to become ill. This is because the remedies treat the cause of illness (the imbalance and increased susceptibility) as well as the symptoms of it.