Lowered Immune Response in Infections and Cancer

When the body’s (immune system) weakens we get sick from viruses, bacteria, fungi and eventually from cancer. Many of these infectious agents are thought to already live within us but are kept under control by a strong immune system. Change the pH to the acidic range, reduce oxygen and cell voltage and these pathogens are ready to jump to life and spread through the blood.

Science Daily reports, “With infectious diseases, it is often not the pathogen itself, but rather an excessive inflammatory immune response (sepsis) that contributes to the patient’s death, for instance as a result of organ damage. On intensive care units, sepsis is the second-most common cause of death worldwide. In patients with a severely compromised immune system specially, life-threatening candida fungal infections represent a high risk of sepsis.”