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As a lupus patient I have avoided foods like garlic and mushrooms (foods that improve immune system). Is it advisable? On 1g mmf bd, 400mg plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

As a lupus patient I have avoided foods like garlic and mushrooms (foods that improve immune system). Is it advisable? On 1g mmf bd, 400mg plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

Eat what you like.: I would not recommend any supplement advertised as an immune booster. It is ok to eat any fresh foods or vegetables. There is no research evidence that any specific diet or food will cause significant worsening or omprovement in sle. ...Read more

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Usually what are the biggest risks from a person having a suppressed immune system?

Usually what are the biggest risks from a person having a suppressed immune system?

Risks: Patients with suppressed immune systems (e.g. organ transplant recipients, HIV, etc) are usually at increased risk for opportunistic infections (e.g. viral, fungal) and malignancies. ...Read more

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Girlfriend has suppressed immune system. Can we have a baby?

Girlfriend has suppressed immune system. Can we have a baby?

PRECONCEPTION: It depends. See her OB gyn for a preconception visit. Get married and be there for her for the long haul. It's only fair to her to have your love and support. ...Read more

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Why are some medications used to suppress immune system?

Why are some medications used to suppress immune system?

Drugs to suppress : In certain disease a part of the immune system is overactive often due to a genetic as well as an environmental inluence. If that persists, an overactive immune response can produce tissue damage and responds to medication that suppress the overresponse. ...Read more

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Explain about suppressed immune system please?

Explain about suppressed immune system please?

Need more info: We would need a bit more information. Do you know or just suspect your immune system is suppressed? I would suggest you talk to your primary doctor or the specialist treating your immune disorder. Ask the doctor for information and resources (reputable web sites, etc.) so that you can learn more about your specific type of immune disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does chemotherapy suppress a person's immune system?

How does chemotherapy suppress a person's immune system?

Lowers WBC counts: Chemotherapy slows down the production of white blood cells (WBC) for a few days which makes patient susceptible to catch infection. This effect on blood cells is short lived, such that most patients recover in 3-4 weeks and so does their immunity. By and large it is a minor problem and can be safely monitored by an oncologist/specialist in the use of Chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to locally suppress the immune system, like only suppressing it at one gland or organ?

Is it possible to locally suppress the immune system, like only suppressing it at one gland or organ?

Yes: That is why we use inhalers for asthma or nasal sprays for nasal allergies or steroid injections in inflamed joints. All of these create localized immune suppression. ...Read more

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Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Generally yes.: Autoimmune disorders deregulate the immune system and may even compromise it. The medications used to manage these disorders suppress the immune system predictably. ...Read more