Immune system: What effects stress has on our immune system - and how we strengthen our defenses

The psyche and immune system are closely linked via messenger substances and the intestinal microbiome, so that stress also affects the immune system.

Immune system: What effects stress has on our immune system - and how we strengthen our defenses

The psyche and immune system are closely linked via messenger substances and the intestinal microbiome, so that stress also affects the immune system. Experts distinguish between acute and ongoing exertion: jogging, sauna, an approaching deadline – short-term exertion boosts our immune system. But with chronic stress, the effect is reversed: the immune system is weakened.

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