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Describe The Three Major Functions Of The Immune System
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?
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
Does low kidney function cause low immune system with low WBC and platelets? Or would it be the other way around?
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
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
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
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
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
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