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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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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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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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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 court 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