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A 45-year-old member asked:

How can you test for a weak immune system on children?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Blood & skin tests: The regular screening for immune defects includes both blood levels of immune factors and tests of immune function. Some tests are rather sophisticated & are done at specialty labs. Many can start with tests at your pcp's offfice.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have a weak immune system is there anything i can do?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Nutrition, exercise: If you keep your body fit through good nutrition and a regular exercise program, your immune system will likely function better. The only supplement which may help regulate the immune system is vitamin d3 , so make sure that you have an adequate intake. Folic acid has also been touted but the evidence is weaker.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Really weak immune system.., what can I do?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Immune system : The immune system requires a constant and sufficient supply of protein to maintain optimum function. When humans are starved their immune systems weaken. Therefore maintain adequate protein.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

How common is a weak immune system?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Low immunity: It is commonly called that and a lot of "stuff" is sold to boost it (notice no before and after tests to prove anything). Actually altered immunity is common and likely seen with allergic individuals. Selective deficiency of the immune system do exist but are less common. A good learning experience to help you understand this system is http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/immunesystemanddisorders.Ht.
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A 48-year-old member asked:

What causes a weak immune system?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Immunity: Poor diet, not enough exercise, quite a few medications intended to treat other conditions, chemical or toxic exposures; and sadly, genetics play the largest role.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

It possible to have a weak immune system?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 49 years experience
Often spoken about: Hard to measure, unless we speak of a specific immunodefficiency, like digeorge syndrome, bruton's agammaglobulinemia. We understand aids, the cause being hi, the deficiency in cd-4 t-lymphocytes. But "weak" immunity in cancer treatment is transient lowering of granulocytes.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2019

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