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Does implanon weaken the immune system

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No: But better consune natural source of vitamin C, 2 - 3 servings of fresh fruits /day can suffice, there is no good evidence though that vitamin C pill... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Age related: In adults there is little evidence that there is a negative impact on the immune system . This in not the case in children.
Dr. Thomas Birdas
Thoracic Surgery 26 years experience
Perhaps: There are several syndromes associated with thymomas, some of which may lead to" weakening" of the immune system. This could also result if chemothera... Read More
Dr. Vamsidhar Velcheti
Medical Oncology 8 years experience
See below: The prevailing thought is that the t-cell negative selection process that prevents self recognition is impaired in thymic tumors; to answer your quest... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
NO: But it does increase your risk of Diabetes and may eventually cause that disease, which is a co-morbid condition that carries with it many risk factor... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
No: I have not heard any that dairy can weaken the immune system. Some people mostly young children have a hypersensitivity or allergy to milk protein. ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably not: Many recently acquired infections, including colds, influenza, and others may temporarily result in mild immune system weakness. But syphilis is not k... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Immune system: I know of no evidence that this weakens a persons immune system. To the contrary some cultures e.g. The finnish and swedish peoples practice sitting ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 41 years experience
No: A weakened immune system may increase the liklihood for staph infection, not the other way around.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olsonanswered
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Possibly: Because it can negatively affect the quality of sleep it could via that mechanism. Chronic inhalation of smoke can compromise the respiratory system a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Stress & immune syst: Yes. Chronic emotional stress weakens the immune system making you more vulnerable to illness. It's important to manage stress well to have good hea... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Usually yes: That is a strong possibility. The more severe that anorexia nervosa symptoms become, the more it breaks down the body's reserves.

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