Interleukin-17 is a cytokine (small proteins important by the cell signalling) whcih helps protecting against extracellular bacterial and fungal infections. It plays important role in inflammation. Though, when produced in excess, it contributes to chronic inflammation associated with many inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, as Hashimoto thyroiditis.
What can we do to contribute to the balance? Some examples are:
– Learn what causes us chronic stress and reprogram our response
– Bring our body to its balanced weight
– Be careful not to over exercise
– Get a proper sleep