Stress and immune-system

Philip Ledger 100427.3154 at CompuServe.COM
Mon Dec 4 16:24:16 EST 1995

In many fields of medicine and science it hase been found that a 
"little bit of bad does a lot of good".  A topical example is 
"preconditioning" tissues to avoid reperfusion injury.  i.e. cut off
the blood supply for a short while (to give a gentle shock) enables 
a tissue to withstand subsequent longer loss of blood supply.

So it could be with stress and the immune system - although heavy 
stress can be debilitating, a little bit could "tune up" the system


Phil Ledger

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