Impact Of Alcohol On Immunity Generation, Especially Post Co
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“Alcohol is one of the most demanded non-essential commodities during this pandemic.” says dietician Mac Singh. Here he explains the relationship between alcohol consumption and immunity.

~ Alcohol weakens your first line of defence: Over consumption of alcohol can significantly decrease white blood cells. These are your first line of defence in case of an encounter with a virus or bacteria.

~ Alcohol slows your immune response: Over consumption of Alcohol can significantly decrease Cytokines proteins which are the messenger proteins that inform our immune system of the entry of a foreign virus or bacteria, hence making it slower to fight.

~ Alcohol can decrease the effect of the vaccine. Your immune system can be differentiated into two types, innate and acquired immunity. An innate is your first line of defence ,while acquired immunity is the defence mechanism your body develops after the first encounter with the foreign bacteria or virus.

~ Alcohol kills good bacterias in your gut: Overconsumption of alcohol can significantly decrease the good bacterias in your gut which are related to the maturation and functions of the Immune System. Additionally, it can also damage the inner layer of your gastrointestinal tract causing leakage of bacterias in the bloodstream.

~ Alcohol makes you prone to pneumonia, pulmonary diseases, tuberculosis & other respiratory disorders. A lot of people think that it's excessive smoke and not alcohol that causes respiratory disorders but in reality, even alcohol makes you more susceptible to respiratory disorders. Pneumonia, Pre or post COVID can be deadly.

A pint of beer might not show any side effects to the post covid vaccination but regular drinking can have a serious impact. The good news is that even if you are a regular drinker, a break from daily consumption of alcohol can lead to a significant improvement in your immune cell numbers.

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