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Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more


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I get allergies really bad I wanted to know what causes allergies and is it an indication for something serious like a weaken immune system?

I get allergies really bad I wanted to know what causes allergies and is it an indication for something serious like a weaken immune system?

Yes and no.: Allergy develops because your immune system has been programmed to react to otherwise innocuous substances such as animal dander, pollen, dust mite,mold, food etc. As such, it should be considered a misguided immune not a weakened response. Having said that, people with allergy asthma are more prone to respiratory tract infection and in that sense the immune system is weak. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Hasimoto's: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system is "attacking" your thyroid. But the disease is not weakening your immune system, per se. ...Read more

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25 just got shingles now i'm scared I have a serious issue like lymphoma to weaken my immune system that's caused this outbreak :(?

25 just got shingles now i'm scared I have a serious issue like lymphoma to weaken my immune system that's caused this outbreak :(?

Herpes zoster: This is the varicella-zoster virus (vzv), and is a recurrence of your chickenpox as shingles. It used to be felt that it was necessary to have some underlying immune deficit or malignancy but this is no longer true, and totally normal people get outbreaks. Go and get the vaccine and this may help prevent or reduce future outbreaks, and unless you have other reasons, do not worry about lymphoma. ...Read more

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I have a giant liver hemagioma of 17cmx11cmx14cm having this tumor would it cause my cortisol levels to be high and in turn weaken my immune system ?

I have a giant liver hemagioma of 17cmx11cmx14cm having this tumor would it cause my cortisol levels to be high and in turn  weaken  my immune system ?

NO: you are born with it , small ones on liver need observation , larger ones some times need surgery for fear of massive hemorrhage and rapture of liver depending on location. Most of the time need segmental recession of involved area ( even lobe ) Surgery is safe in experienced hands .Speak to your doctor . ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause heart pain? & does it weaken the immune system

Does anxiety cause heart pain? & does it weaken the immune system

Panic attacks: Panic attacks can often seem like one is having a heart attack, when in all actuality the chest pains are the body's reaction to unprocessed stress overload, and not a cardiac even of one sort or another, which can be ruled out in either your general practitioner's office or in the Emergency Room. And yes, the immune system can weaken as a reaction to prolonged stress combined with sleep loss. ...Read more

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Could severe anxiety and stress after impacted wisdomteeth removal have weakened my immune system and caused me to get a uti? Im a 19yo male

Could severe anxiety and stress after impacted wisdomteeth removal have weakened my immune system and caused me to get a uti? Im a 19yo male

Yes: Along with your poor nutritional status and subsequently impaired immune system, you would be more prone to getting a uti. ...Read more

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Can sun poisoning cause you to have a weakened immune system during the time you have a rash?

No: Not significantly. However sun poisoning may be confused with lupus. In lupus there is dysregulation of the immune system. ...Read more