Weird Things That Our Body Does As Defense Mechanisms


Our human body is an incredible thing. The human body is full of surprises and incredible processes that make up a person. The human body consists of seven octillion atoms (that’s 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms), making up the 37 trillion cells in our body, which can regenerate themselves over time.

Our body is a complex structure, and is hard to understand how it works, and why it works the way it does, so today let us learn more how the body has an interesting set of defense mechanisms which constitute different systems and protect us from harm 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from a whole number of things that could potentially harm us.!

We humans do not even understand due to our daily routines. These weird things that our body does is trying to tell us something. Each thing in our body has a purpose and we must know at least some of them!

Here are few interesting things our body does as defense mechanisms. Let us take a look at these strange things which happen to our bodies that help us rejuvenate!

Yawning: All human beings yawn. The main purpose of yawning is to to cool down our brains and help us think a little clearer.


Sneezing: When you sneeze your body is getting rid of an irritation, microbes, dust, allergens. It expels mucus containing irritants from the nasal cavity, something that is tickling the inside of your nose.


Stretching: Stretching helps to massage fluid gently back into the normal position. It prepare our bodies for the physical loads we expect them to take during the day. Stretching works to increase flexibility in the muscles and joints, improves our mood and restores blood flow.


Hiccuping: Hiccups are repetitive contractions of the diaphragm muscle. Eating too fast or swallowing large pieces of food, or overeating can irritate our pneumogastric nerve. This is closely connected to our stomach and diaphragm. The result is a bout of hiccups.


Myoclonic jerks: Myoclonic jerks refers to sudden muscle contractions. The most common circumstance under which they occur is while falling asleep. When you are in deep sleep the frequency of your breathing comes down rapidly, whilst your pulse also falls down only very slightly and your muscles are relaxed. Amazingly, your brain interprets these developments as heralding death. So it tries to save you by giving you a jolt.


Wrinkling of the skin: The wrinkles that appear on the skin of your fingers could be an autonomic nervous system reaction. When your body encounters an increased amount of moisture it understands that the environment might be slippery. So the skin on your hands immediately starts changing in a way that wrinkles on your fingers make it easier for you to grip smooth surfaces.


Loss of memory: A lack of oxygen to the brain can affect Loss of memory. There is a memory loss usually after unpleasant experience.Our brains helps us by literally deleting these most terrible moments from our memories.


Goosebumps: Goose bumps help to reduce heat loss and helps the body warm up when it’s cold.


Tears: Tears are produced in response to strong emotion that you may experience as a result of stress, pleasure, anger, sadness , suffering and physical pain. Hence tears serves as an emotional defense.


Just relax and enjoy life. Your body is well designed to protect you in all ways.

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