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Stressful upbringing effects Immune Function


Stressful experiences in early childhood can have long-lasting impacts on children’s health

Our immune systems is very much influenced by early environment. Children listen, watch and soak up, everything during these formative years. Unfortunately, if children are raised in a stressful environment, the emotional trauma can cause physical changes that impact them for the rest of their lives.

A study has shown impaired immune function in adolescence who experienced either physical abuse or an unstable home or upbringing in early childhood.

The study looked at high levels of antibodies of the common and usually latent herpes simplex virus. If your immune  function is normal and healthy you should be able to keep the virus in check and rarely experience symptoms and if the immune system is weakened the immune system struggles to suppress the virus.