With age, it is more likely that influenza infections will lead to unpleasant or even life-threatening complications. For example, pneumonia occurs more frequently in people over 60 than in younger people1),
Several factors are responsible for this. With age, muscle strength decreases which also has a negative effect on lung capacity. Therefore, pathogens cannot be expectorated as needed. In addition, the elasticity of the alveoli is reduced and the protective mucous layer in the lungs is smaller1. These bacteria can adhere more easily and cause pneumonia.
In addition, studies show that, the effectiveness of the immune response decreases in the elderly2). Changes in the composition of the white blood cells is gradually observed at over 60 years of age. Thus one finds T- and B-cells significantly less naive or not activated compared with in younger adults, whereby the flexibility of the immune system is limited.
Furthermore, in the elderly typical age-related diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes weaken the body and its defences.
APUXAN for strengthening the immune system
If you want to keep your immune system ready for defence, then APUXAN can help with this. Our clinical trial has shown that APUXAN positively influences the T-cell mediated response.
With APUXAN you can strengthen and support your body's defences.*
* Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
1) Falsey, A.R., and Walsh, E.E. (2006). Viral pneumonia in older adults. Clin Infect Dis 42, 518-524.
2) Miller, R.A. (1996). The aging immune system: primer and prospectus. Science 273, 70-74.