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Doctor insights on: Does Caffeine Weaken Your Immune System

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My 15-year-old sister with a strong immune system took 1, 430 mg of caffiene, 121 grams of acetaminophen, and 121 grams of aspirin. Will she survive?

My 15-year-old sister with a strong immune system took 1, 430 mg of caffiene, 121 grams of acetaminophen, and 121 grams of aspirin. Will she survive?

Cannot say: She definitely has a hard road ahead of her medically. If she is being treated aggressively in an ICU or progressive care unit at a hospital that treats a lot of pediatric/adolescent patients and has GI specialist, cardiologist and intensivist, she has a reasonable chance. Might require liver transplant and/or kidney dialysis support. Pray for her. ...Read more

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What can weaken your immune system?

What can weaken your immune system?

Unhealthy lifestyle: sleep deprivation, not enough rest, not enough exercise or fresh air, unhealthy foods, not enough fruits and vegetables, apart from other reasons such as certain medicines given to suppress immunity to control some conditions, ...Read more

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Could cold showers weaken your immune system?

Could cold showers weaken your immune system?

No: There is no data that would support the assertion that cold water weakens one's immune system. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Please tell me what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Quite a few: Poor nutrition, stress, lack of exercise, poor sleep can weaken the immune system. Old age is another factor. Diseases, such as diabetes and kidney failure, severe burns markedly weaken it. Medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs (cortisone-like) and medications used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases are potent immune suppressants. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Help please? I want to know what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Lots: There are a lot of things that can weaken the immune system including medications to treat autoimmune disease, prevent transplant rejection, steroids, mineral deficiency, diabetes, kidney failure, malnutrition, liver failure, severe protein losing diarrhea, radiation, toxic chemicals, aging, infections, inherited or acquired immunodeficiencies. ...Read more

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Can all cancers weaken your immune system?

No: Liquid cancers of the blood (leukemia and lymphoma) can weaken the immune system and predispose a patient to infections. Other cancers only affect the overall immune system when they are very advanced and have spread throughout the bone marrow. It is true however, that all cancers have activated mechanisms in the body that shield them from the immune system and allow them to survive. ...Read more

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Does having no spleen weaken your immune system?

Does having no spleen weaken your immune system?

A litltle bit: It weakens your immune response against encapsulated bacteria "s. Pneumoniae and haemophilus influenzae", you should receive a vaccine against those organisms, discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for Lyme disease to weaken your immune system?

How much time does it take for Lyme disease to weaken your immune system?

Not an issue: Lyme disease doesn't weaken the immune system or cause opportunistic infection. The rash of lyme disease (erythema migrans) may begin a week after a tic bite. Other features of the disease may occur weeks, months, or even years after the initial infection. ...Read more

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Does having had cancer and being treated for it did it weaken your immune system?

Does having had cancer and being treated for it did it weaken your immune system?

That would depend on: The type of treatment. Having surgery would not necessarily weaken immune system - however chemotherapy might. Was there a specific type of treatment that you had in mind? ...Read more

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Can olanzapine (15 mg) weaken your immune system?

Can olanzapine (15 mg) weaken your immune system?

Maybe: As a part of its adverse/side effect can cause low WBC count or sometime more severe. But that is not typical and this is not a immune- suppressing agent. Labs should be followed while on this medication. ...Read more

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Can washing your hands too often actually weaken your immune system?

Can washing your hands too often actually weaken your immune system?

No: But can dry up your skin if you don't use a moisturizer ...Read more

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Can norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol (birth control) weaken your immune system?

Can norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol (birth control) weaken your immune system?

Anything is possible: But it should, if your are worried about that u need a complete workup with extensive blood testing. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can untreated genital warts weaken your immune system or not as its viral not bacterial?

Can untreated genital warts weaken your immune system or not as its viral not bacterial?

No: Genital warts - caused by the hpv virus - are common and contagious, but they are not dangerous.
A person's body mounts an immune response to the virus, but is usually unable to kill the virus and the warts they produce.
The overall immune system is not affected and immune responses to other bodily threats will not be adversely affected.
Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Long term fungus weaken immune system?

Long term fungus weaken immune system?

Fungus: Where is the fungus? Usually if the immune system is debilitated it can cause protracted fungal infections, not the other way around. ...Read more

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My immune system seems to really have weakened, almost shut down since I had my baby 5 months ago. How can I replenish it?

See doctor: How did you arrive at that conclusion? . Are you having frequent illnesses? See you doctor to find out if you're immune deficient or maybe anemic or other condition. ...Read more

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Does switching back and forth from a warm to a cold environment (going outside in the winter then stepping back in) weaken the immune system?

Immune system: I know of no evidence that this weakens a persons immune system. To the contrary some cultures e.g. The finnish and swedish peoples practice sitting in a hot sauna and then swimming in cold water which they feel improves their health. ...Read more

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I heard mono is the disease that never dies. Is this true, does mono truely never leave your body? Will your immune system be permanently weakened?

I heard mono is the disease that never dies. Is this true, does mono truely never leave your body? Will your immune system be permanently weakened?

EBV: The epstein barr virus, like other herpesviruses, remains in your body for a lifetime once you have acquired it. Fortunately it seldom produces recurrences of disease but simply remains dormant in your body. Whether this in any way affects your immune system is not completely known, but if it does it is not likely for you to notice it, and you will also be sharing it with almost all other people. ...Read more

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Is it true that turmeric weakens immune system?

Turmeric: Actually, turmeric (cur cumumen) strengthens the immune system in many, many ways. It is a very potent anti-inflammatory and is the most studied spice/herb in the world. It is very good for your health! ...Read more

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What weakens your immune system?

Many things: Systemic or congenital problems such as agammaglobulinema or cgd, to acquired defects such as uncontrolled diabetes or hiv/aids. Taking various sorts of medications can suppress the immune system, such as steroids or various chemotherapy drugs. Anything that suppresses bone marrow. ...Read more

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Does dairy weaken the immune system?

Does dairy weaken the immune system?

No: I have not heard any that dairy can weaken the immune system. Some people mostly young children have a hypersensitivity or allergy to milk protein. This does not effect other aspects of the immune response to pathogens (germs). There is also a condition of infancy in which milk can cause intestinal bleeding but that's transient. ...Read more

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I've been taking airborne everyday because I have an event coming up. If I stop taking it will it weaken my immune system?

I've been taking airborne everyday because I have an event coming up. If I stop taking it will it weaken my immune system?

No: No; there is serious debate if it even helps your immune system in the first place. Taking a less expensive Vitamin C tablet will probably work just as well (or not at all). ...Read more

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Can EBV weaken my immune system forever?

Can EBV weaken my immune system forever?

Forever's a big word: You can be more susceptible to ebv by having a weak immune system. However the term 'forever', is a big word to use. There are things you can do to boost your immune system, nutritionally, and therefore keep the ebv subclinical. Speak to your integrative holistic medical doctor about this. It's important to eat organically, and eliminate exposure to pesticides, and other environmental toxins/halogens. ...Read more

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Can a malignant thymoma weaken the immune system?

Age related: In adults there is little evidence that there is a negative impact on the immune system. This in not the case in children. ...Read more

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Does sugar weaken the immune system? Ie. drinking pop

Does sugar weaken the immune system? Ie. drinking pop

NO: But it does increase your risk of Diabetes and may eventually cause that disease, which is a co-morbid condition that carries with it many risk factors! Best to avoid too much sugary POP. Stay Well. ...Read more

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Do people with Chronic Bronchitis have a weakened immune system?

Do people with Chronic Bronchitis have a weakened immune system?

Depends: Lower airways, bronchi, are affected in many diseases, immunodeficiency states are one sort of diseases that affect all exposed surfaces, airways, gastrointestinal tract and skin, but those are very rare diseases, more common though are the type of airway inflammation in the immunocompetent persons as asthma, COPD, especially in smokers, producing symptoms of fatigue and recurrent infections ...Read more

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I have a weakened immune system, how do I protect myself from flu, etc?

I have a weakened immune system, how do I protect myself from flu, etc?

Wash hands; use mask: For a person with a weak immune system, he should get the vaccines he is permitted to take (usually any non-live vaccine). He should wear a mask when around other people, especially anybody with sniffles or cough (including people who claim to have "just allergies"). Avoid shaking hands if possible. Otherwise, use hand sanitizer, and wash hands after touching possibly "germy" surfaces. ...Read more

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What are the odds of mild cervical displaysia going away on its own with a weakened immune system?

Cervical dysplasia: This depends upon the cause of the cervical dysplasia and what you mean by a weakened immune system. If the dysplasia was related to hpv infection, or to other vaginal infection it may not self-correct. This should be discussed in depth with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does staph weaken the immune system?

Does staph weaken the immune system?

No: A weakened immune system may increase the liklihood for staph infection, not the other way around. ...Read more

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Does marijuana weaken the immune system?

Does marijuana weaken the immune system?

Really challenging: This is far too complex to even scratch the surface, as not too much is known regarding the full effects of marijuana. But, there is some evidence of benefits on spasticity in ms, but also, theoretical issues with interaction with ms drugs, such as gilenya (fingolimod). Lung function can be affected, and this would disturb the first line immune system indirectly. All the answers not known yet. ...Read more

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Could steroid hormones weaken the immune system?

Could steroid hormones weaken the immune system?

Yes: Hi. Yes, "steroid hormones" (specially glucocorticoids) can suppress a number of immune system functions. A classic example is prednisone. It is used to suppress immune system functions like inflammation and transplanted tissue rejection. Some autoimmune reactions (which involve inflammation), etc. Increased risk of certain infections with glucocorticoid therapy. ...Read more

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Is it true that drinking alcohol weakens the immune system?

Alcoholism: On the long run yes, as the liver gets damaged from long term alcohol abuse, you may start losing the ability to produce Albumin that eventually affects the immune system. ...Read more

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Can benzodiapemes (Clonazepam) weaken the immune system?

Can benzodiapemes (Clonazepam) weaken the immune system?

No: Clonazepam and other benzodiazepines have no direct action on the immune system. ...Read more

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Does the flu weaken immune system?

Does the flu weaken immune system?

Yes: Afterwards patients can get a superimposed bacterial infection with staph aureus ; others that can killed ; sickened more people than the flu alone. ...Read more