Does Knocking On The Thymus Gland Increase Immunity?
Is it true, knocking on the chest, precisely in the thymus gland can increase immunity, hoaxes or facts ??
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The thymus gland is in the middle of the chest cavity, precisely behind the breastbone and between the lungs. As we get older, the size of the thymus gland will change. The thymus gland has the function of producing white blood cells, namely T lymphocytes or T cells, these cells are part of the immune system that functions against infection-causing microorganisms that attack the body by producing antibodies to fight it. T-cells do not work alone, they are assisted by B-lymphocytes produced by the spinal cord in the body, thymus kelenjat also produces the hormone thymosin whose job is to help T-cells fight infection and cancer cells.
As we get older, the thymus gland can also be at risk of experiencing problems such as abnormalities in function or abnormal white blood cell levels. So far there has been no specific research that explains whether knocking on the chest or in the thymus area can increase immunity, but to keep the thymus gland functioning properly, a number of things can be done is by adopting a healthy lifestyle such as:
- Drink plenty of water at least 2L per day
- Exercise hard
- Consumption of nutritious foods
- Avoid stress and get enough sleep
- Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Also do periodic checks to the doctor to check the health of your immune system, the doctor will do a physical examination and supporting examinations such as taking blood samples, x-rays, CT-Scan or MRI.
But in situations where the corona virus is spreading rapidly, if not accompanied by needs and urgency you should stay at home, or take care of yourself so as not to be exposed to the virus, if there are complaints such as sore throats that get worse for more than 2 weeks, accompanied by more fever from 38 degrees centigrade, a cold cough that does not heal until there is a feeling of tightness or difficulty breathing, even though you have tried to take medication and enough rest, you should check yourself to the doctor, for further examination.
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