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Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Astragalus: Astragalus has been used in traditional chinese medicine for centuries. Its main use has been to boost the body's immune system. But it also has been used to treat other conditions, including heart disease. That raises the question of exactly what heart benefits astragalus might offer. And if it does offer heart benefits, are there side effects you should know about? ...Read more

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Will echinacea boost my immune system?

Will echinacea boost my immune system?

Yes, if good quality: A large number of studies show that good-quality echinacea products can boost immune function, esp. What is called non-specific immunity, by enhancing function of macrophages, neutrophils & natural killer cells. Some of the studies are inconsistent but this may be due to the fact that not all echinacea products are of good quality. See http://www.Nottingham.Ac.Uk/burn/parker.Pdf for a good review. ...Read more

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Does the flu weaken immune system?

Does the flu weaken immune system?

Yes: Afterwards patients can get a superimposed bacterial infection with staph aureus ; others that can killed ; sickened more people than the flu alone. ...Read more

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How can our immune system fight foreign bodies?

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How can our immune system fight foreign bodies?

Complex: The immune system has many arms in fending off outside invades and cancer cells. The innate one is less specific or nonspecific , the acquired ones target specifically an agent. Then there are antibodies, killer cells. cytotoxic lymphocytes, complements etc .Our immune system is akin to our defense department using multiple tools to meet a specific threat. We are in trouble when it fails. ...Read more

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Do immune globulins lower my immune system?

Do immune globulins lower my immune system?

No: Immune globulins actually augment the immune system, by bringing in a large dose of antibodies to a particular substance. The globulins bind to whatever toxin they are targeted to and help your immune system recognize those toxins as something worth fighting. There are many different immune globulins available, such as vzig (anti-varicella) and hbig (anti hep-b). ...Read more

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How can our immune system fight anthrax?

How can our immune system fight anthrax?

Vaccination: A vaccine for anthrax was available a while ago and was given to military personnel. For microbial diseases, vaccination is the best way to support the immune system to fight the infection. ...Read more

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What weakens your immune system?

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

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Does social support system affect our immune function?

Does social support system affect our immune function?

Yes: Positive social support can prevent spikes in the hormone cortisol, which suppresses the immune system. Research supports the idea that social interactions enhance the immune system by reducing stress, and by building positive emotions and self-esteem. It appears that social support acts as a buffer from our environment. This helps protect us from some illnesses and diseases. ...Read more

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Does dairy weaken the immune system?

Does dairy weaken the 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

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How to boost up immune system?

How to boost up immune system?

Exercise: The only intervention in older folks that consistently, by prospective studies, is shown to benefit realistic measures of immune protection from disease is aerobic exercise. I'm ready to bet this applies to teens like yourself. Health comes from living abundantly & working hard, not taking pills. If you think you have true immunodeficiency, get with your physician & let us know. ...Read more

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Can the immune system replicate antibodies from vaccines?

Can the immune system replicate antibodies from vaccines?

Unclear question: Immune system normally makes all types of antibodies in very small amounts. Vaccines increase the amount of antibodies to the antigens in the vaccine. ...Read more

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How does the immune system fight malaria?

How does the immune system fight malaria?

Two stages: Natural Killer cells are the first immune step that seeks out the malaria to mark it for the body to "kill" it. A second step is the T cell that also seeks the genetic marker of the malaria to flag it for a "kill". Since malaria invades natural cells of the body it can begin to hide from the immune system and replicate. Consider vaccination if traveling in high risk areas with malaria. ...Read more

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Can EBV weaken my immune system forever?

Can EBV weaken my immune system forever?

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

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Shingles vaccine needed in suppressed immune systems?

Shingles vaccine needed in suppressed immune systems?

Contraindicated: Shingles vaccine (zostavax) is a live attenuated vaccine that contains a pretty good dose of weakened chicken pox virus. It is not recommended in people who are immunosuppressed due to risk of infection arising from the vaccine. ...Read more

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Does staph weaken the immune system?

Does staph weaken the immune system?

No: A weakened immune system may increase the liklihood for staph infection, not the other way around. ...Read more

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What can I do to bolster my immune system?

Immune system: Eat properly. There are many components of the immune system and some are affected by malnutrition or an imbalanced diet. Think right since nasa studies confirm that bereavement and prolonged depression will lower the cellular mediated response. In fact doctors now recognize the psychoneuroimmunological connection. Many natural products promise a quick fix but few are recognized by physicians at t. ...Read more

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How can I most effectively bolster my immune system?

How can I most effectively bolster my immune system?

Immune system: The immune system has many facets, what are you trying to achieve? An immune deficiency is best diagnosed by an allergist/immunologist and they can guide you on how to treat it. ...Read more

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Is it true that vitamin C bolsters the immune system?

Is it true that vitamin C bolsters the immune system?

No: And multiple studies designed to demonstrate the immune system bolstering of low, medium, high and ludicrously high doses of vitamin c have all resulted in negative results. Sorry. This was linus pauling's idea. He was a truly great biochemist with one bad idea. That's him in the photo. ...Read more

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What is your immune system?

What is your immune system?

Immune system: Your Immune system is a general term for your body's ability to fight infections. There are textbooks written on the subject as it is very complex but includes various body organs and blood cells to keep your body free from foreign invasions. ...Read more

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Where immune system is located?

All over: Immunes ystem is located all over your body. ...Read more

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Can I improve my immune system?

Can I improve my immune system?

Good immune systems.: Eat a healthy diet. Get adequate sunshine, exercise and come from parents with good immune systems. ...Read more

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How can the immune system work?

Long story: In nut shell igg fight the diseases and keeps immunity up. Its in blood, which circulates every where. ...Read more

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What could the immune system do?

What could the immune system do?

Immunity: In a nutshell protects your body against external and internal harmful invaders ...Read more

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What makes up the immune system?

What makes up the immune system?

Cells,tissues,organs: The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks. Lymphoid organs (produce white blood cells that fight invading organisms) found throughout body, in bone marrow, thymus gland, lymph nodes, tonsils, appendix, lining of digestive tract and lungs. ...Read more

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How to improve our immune system?

How to improve our immune system?

What's the prob: The immune system has many facets, what are you trying to achieve? An immune deficiency is best diagnosed by an allergist/immunologist and they can guide you on how to treat it. ...Read more

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What herbs help the immune system?

What herbs help the immune system?

Many good choices: There are many herbs proven to improve immune function. Some of the best choices include astragalus, ashwagandha, andrographis, echinacea, eleuthero & medicinal mushrooms like reishi, cordyceps, turkey tail, shiitake & maitake. See http://blog.Chestnutherbs.Com/herbs-for-the-immune-system & http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/31/organic-mushrooms-for-immune-support.Aspx. ...Read more

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How can I better my immune system?

Immunity: Keep up all your immunizations, eat a healthy diet and stay away from people with infections. ...Read more

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What is good for my immune system?

Stay healthy: Eat right, exercise, take a multivitamin. Antioxidents such as teas, colored fruits and berries, chocolat and a little red wine. Probiotics such as yogert may help. Get enough sleep. Don't smoke or drink to excess. ...Read more

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What strengthens the immune system?

Good health: Eat right, exercise, sleep appropriately. Many supplements claim to strengthen the immune system. The only immune systems strengthened are the ones of the people who overprice and sell you something which makes them sleep better making large sums of money for something inexpensive and unproven. ...Read more

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Where is the immune system located?

All over.: The immune system is the bodies defense against invaders and is located in all body tissues with concentration in the mucosal surfaces and skin. ...Read more

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Can I strengthen my immune system?

Can I  strengthen my immune system?

Simple rules: Get adequate rest. Eat properly, exercise. Try to have proper mental health. It sounds simple but each of these things can affect the inmmune system. Also having parents with a good immune system can help. ...Read more

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How to have a strong immune system?

How to have a strong immune system?

Stay physically fit: There's no magic food, pill or herbal product. Get enough sleep and don't overdo mind-altering substances or use tobacco. The one intervention that repeatedly is shown in controlled studies to enhance people's responses to antigen challenges is re-committing to aerobic fitness. You'll be glad. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I improve my immune system?

How can I improve my immune system?

Fitness: There's no magic food, pill or herbal product. Get enough sleep and don't overdo mind-altering substances or use tobacco. The one intervention that repeatedly is shown in controlled studies to enhance people's responses to antigen challenges is re-committing to aerobic fitness. You'll be glad. Best wishes. ...Read more