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Doctor insights on: Describe The Three Major Functions Of The Immune System

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Which body system is needed to help the immune system function?

Which body system is needed to help the immune system function?

Many systems: The immune system functions well if the body is in good health. If there is protein loss in the urine or through the stools then the immune system can suffer. If there is chronic anemia causing fatigue then the immune system can suffer. If there is significant congestive heart failure of untreated thyroid disease then overall health is at risk and the immune system can suffer. ...Read more

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What should I do to improve my health and the function of my immune system?

What should I do to improve my health and the function of my immune system?

Several ways!: Adequate sleep. Regular exercise. Maintain a good weight! 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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Are there ways to keep the immune system functioning and up during chemotherapy?

Are there ways to keep the immune system functioning and up during chemotherapy?

It's Tough: The essentials are a good diet rich in proteins, and some luck. Some chemo therapies really cause profound decreases in the white blood cells and this can be battled with medicines such as Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) or neupogen. There will be peaks and valleys in your white cell counts. When low, stay away from crowds and sick people and uncooked foods. ...Read more

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I'm tired of getting sick all the time. I work with children and I have three young children at home. What all can I do to keep my immune system strong?

I'm tired of getting sick all the time. I work with children and I have three young children at home. What all can I do to keep my immune system strong?

Related symptoms: Low d level can lower your immunity and thereby create a feeling of fatigue and sickness. Please have your doc check your level and supplement if needed. Peace and good health. This can even happen in florida. ...Read more

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When testing the immune system can bloods test. B cells t cells nk killer cells, what is the best way to test immune function in depth?

When testing the immune system can bloods test. B cells t cells nk killer cells, what is the best way to test immune function in depth?

Good start: Yes, the parameters you mentioned can be tested easily, and there are numerous other tests which may help to assess "immune function" which can be utilized depending upon the clinical situation and indices of suspicion. You might see either an infectious diseases expert or an immunologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does the human body use fat to be energetic and heal the immune system, heal cancers and viruses, and make body functions more efficient?

Does the human body use fat to be energetic and heal the immune system, heal cancers and viruses, and make body functions more efficient?

It's source of Ener: Fat just like other 2 main nutrients of our diet (Carbohydrates and Proteins) is a source of energy to run the body machine. It does not have any specific or selective role for the other functions (immunity, healing of cancer etc) that you have listed. In this reference we can be healthy/ normal with small amounts of Fat intake unless you do physical labor requiring extra energy. ...Read more

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14yr old son. Had 6 doses HepB since infant. Labs levels still too low. If immune system not functioning what can be done? Vomits & sick very frequent

14yr old son. Had 6 doses HepB since infant. Labs levels still too low. If immune system not functioning what can be done? Vomits & sick very frequent

Consult allergist: Consult an allergist/immunologist who may consider an immune evaluation on your son before embarking on the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If my lupus is "in remission" does that mean my immune system is functioning normally? Or will it still funct differently than a normal immune system?

If my lupus is "in remission" does that mean my immune system is functioning normally? Or will it still funct differently than a normal immune system?

Still abnormal: Lupus in remission does not equal normal immune seem. Unfortunately, the system is now primed to react to various proteins in the blood, and the disease pattern will be heterogenous. Good medical care can substantially reduce the morbidity associated with lupus so even if you feel reasonably well you need to keep up with your physicians! ...Read more

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Does resveratrol work to circulate blood better, increase immune system and brain function?

Does resveratrol work to circulate blood better, increase immune system and brain function?

Not exactly: Reseveratrol is an anti-oxidant which may help in lowering bad cholesterol and reducing the risk of blood clots. It does not boost immune function or brain function as far as research has demonstrated. ...Read more

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24 y.O. Healthy white female. I got shingles on vacation. Dr. Said it's b/c my viral immune system sucks. Does that mean major problems down the road?

24 y.O. Healthy white female. I got shingles on vacation. Dr. Said it's b/c my viral immune system sucks. Does that mean major problems down the road?

Stress and immune: Shingles is more likely to erupt when people are under much more stress than usual, and when they are "run down." vitamin c and an Amino Acid lysine can be supplemented to the diet, and occurrences can be significantly decreased or even eliminated. Immune system can also be boosted with herbal supplements. Also important to avoid foods that block immune system. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com. ...Read more

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If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?

If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?

No: The central nervous system relates to the brain and spinal cord. To reach the targets (skin, muscles, blood vessels, etc) you need the peripheral nervous system. You would be paralyzed and die without it. ...Read more

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Why would my immune system plummet suddenly. Sick of being sick. How to increase immune function. Sleeping plenty but still exhausted?

Why would my immune system plummet suddenly. Sick of being sick. How to increase immune function. Sleeping plenty but still exhausted?

See a specialist: Allergist/Immunologist, would help you by first listening to your history examine you and order some tests, you could be simply having allergies to something in your envieonment causing repeated upper / respiratory tract inflammation, check aaaai. Org / acaai. Org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Help please! Is fish oil or cod liver oil better for immune system function?

Help please! Is fish oil or cod liver oil better for immune system function?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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Does low kidney function cause low immune system with low WBC and platelets? Or would it be the other way around?

Kidney: Depends on how poorly the kidney function is. It can lead to anemia and sometimes low platelet count. Sounds like you have more going on and should continue seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Mystery diagnosis... Recurrent liver/kidney function test abnormalities, weak immune system, fatigue, joint pain; but neg rf test... What's up w/me?!

Mystery diagnosis... Recurrent liver/kidney function test abnormalities, weak immune system, fatigue, joint pain; but neg rf test... What's up w/me?!

Could be. ..: The negative rheumatoid factor does not completely exclude rheumatoid arthritis but given the tests and symptoms you mention, it could be lupus erythematosus. You need to see a rheumatologist. Joint pain at your age is not "normal" and the liver and kidney abnormalities could be related. ...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?

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 can I boost my immune system?

Vitamins: Vitamins and a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best way. ...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