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Do I have a weak immune system if I have low thyroid?

Do I have a weak immune system if I have low thyroid?

No: There is no relationship between thyroid disorder and immune system. Hypo or hyperthyroidism can be caused by anti bodies to the glands but does not mean thar your immune system is low. ...Read more

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Dr. Dawn Sokol
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Weak Immune System (Definition)

that's when a person has a weakened immune system from whatever reason: drugs, infection, malnutrition, etc. While immunodeficiency, is when an arm of the immune system is weakened or absent, can be something primary (born with) or secondary (acquired later in life) ...Read more


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What can cause a weak immune system and low cd57?

What  can cause a  weak immune system and low cd57?

CD57: ICD57 is a marker of natural killer cells. These are part of immune system. Best to discuss results with the physician who ordered the test as immune deficiency can be caused by different things. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why WBC went from 5.9, 5.7, 5.1 lymphs 1.5,1.4 and1.0 neutrs steady at 3.7 why did WBC and lymphs go so low read could be weak immune system or cancer?

Why WBC went from 5.9, 5.7, 5.1 lymphs 1.5,1.4 and1.0 neutrs steady at 3.7 why did WBC and lymphs go so low read could be weak immune system or cancer?

No meaning by itself: Lab results are just numbers. In real life, numbers change from day to day (that is how nature is). The above numbers are close enough to one another, such that they don't mean anything has changed. It would be very strange and unnatural to get 3 identical results on 3 separate blood tests. So, the numbers don't mean anything without the whole picture... which means asking the doctor for help. ...Read more

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My "Cd4 + cd3 t cell #" is 560. My lab's range is 533-1674. Does this mean i'm borderline low to have weak immune system?

My "Cd4 + cd3 t cell #" is 560. My lab's range is 533-1674. Does this mean i'm borderline low to have weak immune system?

Clarify: You are reporting a number on the sum of both types of cells and thus there is no way to tell whether one may be very low or not. More importantly, are you having frequent infections or declining heatlh? ...Read more

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If I have a low immune system and i had abnormal cells removed cud they cum bck quicker before 6month check up cause of my weak immune system?

If I have a low immune system and i had abnormal cells removed cud they cum bck quicker before 6month check up cause of my weak immune system?

What is weak?: The term "immune system" is very broad and begins with an intact integument (skin & soft tissues). You have different types of wbcs, different types of lymphocytes and antibodies, and so on and so on. Be specific about what you think is 'weak', but suspect the 6 month check up will be fine and you need not be seen prior to that unless something unusual occurs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do I have a weak immune system if I tend t get warts?

Do I have a weak immune system if I tend t get warts?

No: Warts do not mean you have a weak immune system. Warts are common and your body has not developed resistance to the wart virus. It has resistance to internal infections such as strep , flu. Eyc. ...Read more

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My brother says I have a weak immune system because once in a while I get tooth infection? Is he right?

My brother says I have a weak immune system because once in a while I get tooth infection? Is he right?

Unlikely: How often do you see a dentist? Do you maintain good oral hygiene? Have a dentist evaluate your infected tooth and get treated. Usually infected teeth are caused by poor oral hygiene and not a weak immune system. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a weak immune system is there anything i can do?

What to do if I have a weak immune system is there anything i can do?

Nutrition, exercise: If you keep your body fit through good nutrition and a regular exercise program, your immune system will likely function better. The only supplement which may help regulate the immune system is vitamin d3 , so make sure that you have an adequate intake. Folic acid has also been touted but the evidence is weaker. ...Read more

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If asthsma do I have a weak immune system?

If asthsma do I have a weak immune system?

The opposite: You have an overactive immune system when it comes to your lungs. In fact, some of the medicines for asthma contain steroids which weaken the immune system a bit so your symptoms improve. But it does put you at a slightly higher risk of infection. ...Read more

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If I have a weak immune system due to copaxone, (glatiramer) does that make me more susceptible to cancer?

Probably not: The largest studies of long-term Copaxone (glatiramer) use do not show a significantly increased risk of cancers. However, there is a theoretical risk that decreasing the activity of the immune system could increase the chances of a cancer developing or growing more quickly. These concerns should be discussed with your neurologist so you can weigh this small risk against the benefits of this ms treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have a weak immune system--does this put me at higher risk for cancer?

I think I have a weak immune system--does this put me at higher risk for cancer?

Not necessarily: Patients that are on immune suppressive drugs or have diseases such as HIV are at higher risk for malignancy. Thinking you have a weakened immune system doesn't mean that you necessarily do. ...Read more

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I have an infection but my wounds heal slowly. I think I have a weak immune system? Any tests for that?

Wound healing: Note that there are many factors why a particular wound would not heal as fast as expected; these may have nothing to do with a 'weak' immune system. The immunodeficiency disorders, relatively speaking, are uncommon. On the other hand, disorders like diabetes mellitus which can affect healing, are extremely common. Reviewing this issue with your doctor can lead to specific testing. ...Read more

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My husband got c dip from an antibiotic he was put on.Is this contagous i have a weak immune system and im worried!

My husband got c dip from an antibiotic he was put on.Is this contagous i have a weak immune system and im worried!

Not too contagious.: Practice hand hygiene and wash your hands often with soap and water after any contact with contaminated material until the problem has resolved. The sanitizing gel does not kill C difficile. By the way, you can still hug him . ...Read more

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Why do I catch cold so often and easily? Do I have a weak immune system?

Colds: Frequent colds are common as the common cold viruses mutate constantly and one cannot mount an immunity to them, but are you sure these are colds and not nasal allergies? ...Read more

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What to do if i found out that I have a weak immune system. What will happen and what does this mean?

Need more info: A "weak" immune system is not a medical term. If you mean immune deficiency, the type of deficiency will determine what the results may be. Without knowing what is wrong with your immune system, I can't be more specific ...Read more

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I think I have a weak immune system because I catch colds easily. Do I have a higher risk for cancer?

I think I have a weak immune system because I catch colds easily. Do I have a higher risk for cancer?

No: Unless you really have an impaired immune system such as hiv, cvid, hypogamaglobulinemia, catching colds dose not translate to an increased risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i found out that I have a weak immune system. What will happen and what does this mean?

Check it out: with a specialist, an Allergist/Immunologist would help sorting it out, history, physical examination, and probably some blood tests, good luck ...Read more

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Could I have a weak immune system? I just started working in day care and am constantly sick.

Could I have a weak immune system? I just started working in day care and am constantly sick.

Common problem: You will probably get most of what the kids have that is easily passed through coughs, like URI's. If you are cautious & wash hands often you can reduce the germs passes by random surface contact. Once you have been in the business for a while your system will develop immune resistance & the illness frequency will drop. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more