A 21-year-old member asked:
how can i get a better immune system?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Booth Wainscoat answered
20 years experience Infectious Disease
Many things.: Almost everything you do everyday affects your immune system. Your diet, activity, sleep habits & how you deal with stress have a major impact on your immune system function. There is no substitute for having excellent nutrition, daily exercise, proper sleep & effective stress management. Eliminate toxic habits like smoking & excess alcohol. Keep excellent control of chronic illness (ie. Diabetes).
Answered on Mar 4, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Immune System: Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Try for 8 hrs of sleep/night. Aim for 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Use whole grains. Avoid or reduce sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Consider quality probiotics. Maintain healthy weight. Exercise regularly. Manage stress. Don’t smoke. Wash hands often. Stay positive.
Answered on Jul 30, 2019
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