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A 63-year-old female asked:

What's the best thing you can do to boost your immune system . i have hypothyroidism and allergies does that mean that my immune is system is low ?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
No : Allergy is actually the opposite -- it is the inappropriate recognition of relatively innocuous substances and the reaction b/c of that.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Sort of: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Any problems with your thyroid gland will affect your immune system health.

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