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Can you become immune to sepsis?

Can you become immune to sepsis?

No: Many different bacterial, viruses, fungi, etc... Can cause sepsis, an overwhelming infection spread throughout the body. Most of the germs that can cause sepsis are not vaccine-preventable. ...Read more

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Dr. Javier Chinen
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Immune Deficiency (Definition)

Immune deficiency simply means that there is an impairment in your immune system. You may have a decrease in the quantity of antibody(ies) or immune cells or impaired immune response (quality) to many or just a few foreign invaders. The severity varies as are the actual sites of the defects. Frequent infections are the most common presentation (sinus , pulmonary) . ...Read more


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How can you develop a potassium deficiency?

How can you develop a potassium deficiency?

Many ways: Vomiting. Diarrhea. Gastric lavage. Diuretics. Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) use. Adrenal adenoma. Adrenal hyperplasia. Steroid use. Low potassium diet. Cushings disease. Those are the biggies. ...Read more

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How can you boost your immune system?

How can you boost your immune system?

No magic pill: Many people are looking for some "magic pill" to "boost their immune system". There is no such pill. However, there is a way to boost your immune system, live a healthy lifestyle. Proper diet, proper sleep- wake cycles, healthy environment, proper exercise are the foundation of good health and good immune health. Supplements should be used selectively to supplement a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Can you be immune to aids?

Can you be immune to aids?

Maybe: Aids is the end result. It would be immunity to the HIV virus. There have been documented cases of hiv-resistant despite infected people. These are a small minority and it turns out that the majority of these discoveries have been on the african continent. ...Read more

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How can you ( or could you) become immune to intestinal worms?

How can you ( or could you) become immune to intestinal worms?

You can't: Natural immunity does not develop to intestinal worms. Prior infection will not prevent future infection. ...Read more

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Can you be immune to Ebola?

Can you be immune to Ebola?

Ebola infection: Not to initial infection but if you survive an Ebola infection there is potential for antibodies to develop that may last a decade or longer. ...Read more

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How can you improve low immunity?

How can you improve low immunity?

Low immunity: Hi, the question is why the immunity is low, but in general sleeping well, avoid stress, exercise should help the immune system to stay strong. ...Read more

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Can some people be immune to hiv?

Can some people be immune to hiv?

Rarely: The antibody, chemical the body makes after an individual acquires hiv, is detected by a blood test. This does not provide restistance or immunity to hiv, once HIV infection has already occurred. A small number of individuals do inherit a mechanism on their cells( t lymphocytes) that provide significant protection to acquiring HIV safe sex is always recommended to prevent hiv. ...Read more

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How can you develop immunity to hepatitis B?

How can you develop immunity to hepatitis B?

Active immunization: Generally, 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccines are required to induce protective level of immunity. ...Read more

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Can you be immune to cold sores?

Can you be immune to cold sores?

sure: Most adults have already been exposed to the herpes simplex type i virus (but most don't get cold sores). ...Read more

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When you have iron deficiency can you be thirsty then?

When you have iron deficiency can you be thirsty then?

Yes: You can be thirsty with or without iron deficiency. People with iron deficiency may have strange cravings like eating, dirt, or sucking on ice. For a male iron deficiency anemia needs to be investigated to rule out bleeding in the intestine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How to help someone with immune deficiency to prevent infection?

How to help someone with immune deficiency to prevent infection?

Education: Different measures are indicated according to the type and degree of immunodeficiency. All immunodeficient patients should avoid contact with obviously sick individuals. Washing hands and avoiding crowded environments. Antibiotic in prophylaxis doses are a common indication for some conditions. Antibody replacemtns is indicated for those with proven antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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

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

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If you take calcium supplements daily, can your body ever become immune to it?

If you take calcium supplements daily, can your body ever become immune to it?

Calcium: It won't become immune. Your levels, if too high may cause abdominal pain, kidney stones, as well as other hypercalcemic issues in the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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What can you do to boost your immune system?

Several!: Adequate sleep. Regular exercise. Avoid stress, which weakens your immune system-this is true for both physical and emotional stress! make sure you get adequate nutrition. I do recommend supplemental zinc (50mg). But even doing all of these, if your genetics are wrong, you still may be prone to autoimmune disease! ...Read more

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How can I most effectively boost your immune system?

How can I most effectively boost your immune system?

Healthy lifestyles: It is hard to boost your immune system excpet with vaccines used for infection control. But one can compromise the normal immune system by certain unhealthy life styles like excessive drinking, not getting adequate sleep or be overly stressed. Avoiding these factors may keep your immune system healthy and prepared to protect you from many diseases. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with immune deficiency?

How can I help someone with immune deficiency?

Avoid infections: This is a complex issue, as immune deficiencies have many different causes and severities. In general, people with immune deficiencies should avoid contact with sick persons and practice good hand hygiene, and the patient and all close contacts should be up to date on their vaccinations. For questions regarding a specific immune deficiency syndrome, see or speak to a clinical immunologist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about primary immune deficiency and secondary immune deficiecy?

Could you tell me about primary immune deficiency and secondary immune deficiecy?

Genetic/acquired: The easiest way to describe the differences between primary (born with based on genetics or gene mutations) and secondary (associated with for example someone on chemo or any process or disease state that induces a malfunction in the immune response). Stress can actually cause a compromise of the immune system or severe diarrhea can cause antibodies to be lost resulting in secondary immune probs. ...Read more

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How is latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (lada) treated? Can it be prevented by using steroids before your immune system does irreparable damage?

How is latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (lada) treated?  Can it be prevented by using steroids before your immune system does irreparable damage?

No different : Than type i diabetes mellitus. Usually insulin, your doctor might try oral medications. There is not a lot of information about prevention since there are no warning signs. ...Read more