Immunity and The Eldery: Concerns and Tips

o-GRANDPARENTS-AND-GRANDCHILDREN-facebookPeople over 65 years old constitute about 5% of the Egyptian population. As Egyptians, we are very keen on looking after our grandparents and our senior citizens, and it is becoming critical to improve our understanding of aging and its associated diseases and immunity implications.

With age, the immunity system takes longer to respond, the body may heal more slowly, the immune system’s ability to detect and correct cell defects also declines, and the risk for complications increases.

One possible result of the decreased immunity is the higher incidence of infectious diseases (e.g., pneumonia and influenza).

The deterioration of immunity functions with age is often called “Immunosenescence”. Although the mechanisms leading to it are not clear, it has been associated with increased susceptibility to diseases, infections and poor response to treatments and vaccination.


Understanding the link between immunity and aging can help promote healthy aging practices such as:

  • Getting plenty of exercise
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Avoiding smoking
  • Looking into safety measures to prevent falls and injuries
  • Taking the vaccinations recommended by the doctor.
  • Taking an immunostimulant or using prophylactic measures recommended by the doctor.

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