The Immune System And The Lymphatic System Essay

995 Words Oct 14th, 2016 4 Pages
One way the body repairs itself is through two systems working together known as the Immune System and the Lymphatic System. These are known as the body’s defense system which assists in keeping unknown Pathogens, Bacteria, and Viruses out of the body. Unfortunately, there is a likely chance that the system does not work properly. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases “Sometimes problems with your Immune system cause it to mistake your body’s own healthy cells as invaders and then repeatedly attacks them. This is called an Autoimmune Diseases.” (NIAMSD 2016). Since the Immune System covers mostly all aspects of the body an Autoimmune Disease can also effect each part of the body. Multiple Sclerosis is one of the many diseases caused by an Autoimmune disease in the body. It specifically targets the Central Nervous System causing disruption of communication throughout the entire body: “An unpredictable disease of the Central Nervous System, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) can range from relatively benign to somewhat disabling to devastating, as communication between the brain and other parts of the body is disrupted.” (NINDS 2015). Due to its unpredictable nature it effects individuals differently allowing for its action to vary making it a complex disease to cure. It is unclear of what causes Multiple Sclerosis, but it is well understood that the leading factor playing a role in miscommunication is Demyelination. This process…

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