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Can You Live Without The Immune System
Does spending more time outdoors in bright sunlight (without doing exercise) improve the immune system?
Maybe, but...: Perhaps, but i don't think i'd want to take the risk, since c. Difficile infection can cause very serious problems, even death. ...Read more
How can I improve my immune system? Had me 5 years ago & constantly get colds, flu &laryngitis which takes weeks to recover from. Hard to live normal
A normal life: Essentially a near normal life. National data from the nih and cdc show the average life expectancy to be measured just several years short of what would otherwise be expected. It is essential though to have routine follow ups with a qualified infectious disease specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things!: 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
Can certain cells of the immune system attack without causing auto antibodies but still cause an autoimmune disease and what cells can do this?
Yes!: Natural killer cells and t cells are just 2 examples of "cell mediated immunity", that do not require antibodies for activation, but usually cytokines and other mediators stimulate ; magnify the immune response. The target organs effected often provide clues as to which processes may be activated and can often leave diagnostic trails that can be tested. Consult a specialist for the organ involved. ...Read more
Can flu shot weaken your immune system to where you can catch sinus infections ? My wife thinks that she want me to try just one year to go without
Urban myth!: Influenza immunization has no effect on the immue system, except to help make the recipient immune to flu. It doesn't cause a minor case of influenza, fever, or anything like that; and it doesn't raise the chance of sinusitis or anything else. It is irresponsible to not get vaccinated against flu on account of such things. OTOH, we're almost at the end of flu season, so it may be too late to help. ...Read more
If u r told ur immune system & pulmonary system are nil to none & have 6 months to live & maybe 1yr if lung transplant, how could u even b a recipient?
Immunodeficiency: More information is needed, about underlying illness you were diagnosed with in order to give you honest opinion ...Read more
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