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Antibiotics And Weaken Immune System
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. This does not effect other aspects of the immune response to pathogens (germs). There is also a condition of infancy in which milk can cause intestinal bleeding but that's transient. ...Read more
Really challenging: This is far too complex to even scratch the surface, as not too much is known regarding the full effects of marijuana. But, there is some evidence of benefits on spasticity in ms, but also, theoretical issues with interaction with ms drugs, such as gilenya (fingolimod). Lung function can be affected, and this would disturb the first line immune system indirectly. All the answers not known yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Forever's a big word: You can be more susceptible to ebv by having a weak immune system. However the term 'forever', is a big word to use. There are things you can do to boost your immune system, nutritionally, and therefore keep the ebv subclinical. Speak to your integrative holistic medical doctor about this. It's important to eat organically, and eliminate exposure to pesticides, and other environmental toxins/halogens. ...Read more
In Harmony: Short answer is Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Liquid cancers of the blood (leukemia and lymphoma) can weaken the immune system and predispose a patient to infections. Other cancers only affect the overall immune system when they are very advanced and have spread throughout the bone marrow. It is true however, that all cancers have activated mechanisms in the body that shield them from the immune system and allow them to survive. ...Read more
No: But you shouldn't be taking it unless it is indicated. ...Read more
Yes: Hi. Yes, "steroid hormones" (specially glucocorticoids) can suppress a number of immune system functions. A classic example is prednisone. It is used to suppress immune system functions like inflammation and transplanted tissue rejection. some autoimmune reactions (which involve inflammation), etc. Increased risk of certain infections with glucocorticoid therapy. ...Read more
Define inactivity: What came first, the chicken or the egg? Are you not eating? If so, the GI tract is not doing its job & the muscles surrounding the entire track may become atrophic (weaker). Digestion, absorption, and production of chemicals may not be weakened however. If inactivity came first, then a functional GI work-up is in order. By this I do not mean scoping, but a much more thorough look molecularly. ...Read more
Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?
Roque immune system: I think one need to think more about a rogue immune reaction thereby causing autoimmune disorder instead of an overactive one. An autoimmune problem happens when the immune system malfunctions and starts attacking one's own tissue thereby leading to illnesses such as Crohn's disease, lupus etc. ...Read more
H pylori: Usually only affects the stomach lining and does not affect the immune system. ...Read more
Many things: Systemic or congenital problems such as agammaglobulinema or cgd, to acquired defects such as uncontrolled diabetes or hiv/aids. Taking various sorts of medications can suppress the immune system, such as steroids or various chemotherapy drugs. Anything that suppresses bone marrow. ...Read more
Probiotics: Probiotics are live bacteria, that when present in the gut, leads to some measure of improved health. The intestinal bacterial can be very different from one person to the next. The immune system is continually responding to the gut bacteria and chemicals the blood cells release can influence surrounding immune cells. Immune boosting probiotics are thought to increase release of these chemicals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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