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Doctor insights on: Does Masturbating Lower The Immune System

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Can masturbation affect the immune system of our body?

Can masturbation affect the immune system of our body?

That's silly: Please forgive my frankness. The immune system is enormously complex, and anyone wishing to publish a junk paper can demonstrate that something impacts some immune cell in culture. Worthless remedies are promoted as "strengthening the immune system." and there is no empirical or theoretical evidence for thinking that enjoying your body will compromise your ability to fight infections. ...Read more

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Does Flonase lower the immune system?

Does Flonase lower the immune system?

No: Its action is mostly topical and it takes much large doses of oral or injectable steroid for many months to suppress the immune system even a little bit. ...Read more

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Does hand foot and mouth disease lower the immune system?

Not directly: Hand foot and mouth is usually caused by a virus in the picornavirus family. During the period of infection which is usually short and benign the body will fight the infection. As long as there are no underlying problems the immune system is not "lowered" as to cause other problems. ...Read more

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Can a medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack affect the chances of catching HIV after an exposure? Still negative but concerned since steroids lower the immune system.

Can a medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack affect the chances of catching HIV after an exposure? Still negative but concerned since steroids lower the immune system.

Theoretically: Steroids can lower your immune resistance to infections, so we must always weigh the risks vs benefits when taking any medication. That being said, a Medellin dose pack is a fairly low dose steroid and only for a short duration so the risks are less. ...Read more

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Do immune globulins lower my immune system?

Do immune globulins lower my immune system?

No: Immune globulins actually augment the immune system, by bringing in a large dose of antibodies to a particular substance. The globulins bind to whatever toxin they are targeted to and help your immune system recognize those toxins as something worth fighting. There are many different immune globulins available, such as vzig (anti-varicella) and hbig (anti hep-b). ...Read more

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Help can being cold lower your immune system making people more likely to catch a cold?

Help can being cold lower your immune system making people more likely to catch a cold?

No immunity No cold: Your immune system doesn't weaken but you could get sick. There are cilia in your lungs that help push out mucus with bacteria or viruses. When you get chilled you can have temporary paralysis of the cilia. If you have some of these agents in your lungs and the mucous settles deeper because of this, then you could get pneumonia. You won't catch a cold unless someone around you shares it with you. ...Read more

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Could being cold lower your immune system or something, making people more likely to catch a cold?

Could being cold lower your immune system or something, making people more likely to catch a cold?

Not at all: You always heard your mom say "you're going to get sick if you don't bundle up" has been shown to not be accurate. Exposure to cold temperature in typical urban or suburban settings would not down regulate immune responses. However, prolonged exposure to extreme cold temperature even for short periods of time can cause a host of circulation issues affecting all organs and in turn can cause ills. ...Read more

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Does hookah pen lower your immune system and make you more susceptible to diseases?

Does hookah pen lower your immune system and make you more susceptible to diseases?

No evidence: You have nicotine only and I am aware of no evidence that this has a immunological effect. However the nicotine has other effects on the blood vessels to your heart and brain. It is safest to abstain ...Read more

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Does radiation lower immune system?

Does radiation lower immune system?

Yes: Radiation primarily has its effects on lymphoid tissue. Lymphocytes are in part responsible for helping to fight off infections. ...Read more

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Does rituximab lower your immune system?

Yes: Rituximab (rituxin) is a monoclonal antibody to cd20 an antigen located on lymphocytes. One consequence of using this drug is a drop in lymphocyte numbers (bad cells and good cells). This decline lowers the effectiveness of the immune system for a period of time. ...Read more

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Does having rituximab lower your immune system?

Does having rituximab lower your immune system?

Yes: Rituximab is directed against an antigen found on lymphocytes (cd20). It attaches to this antigen and causes destruction of the lymphocyte. Its action is indiscriminate therefore the lymphocyte population is transiently decreased leading to a lowering of the function of the immune system for brief periods of time. ...Read more

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Could being underweight lower your immune system?

Only if: If you are underweight from doing too much exercise, your immune system may be impaired due to over-exertion. Marathoners have been found to be more susceptible to respiratory tract infections. The answer is moderation. Otherwise, it should not impact your immune system unless you are malnourished. ...Read more

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Does having rituximab lower your immune system afterwards?

Yes: Rituximab is an antibody which affects white blood cells. It is used to treat a variety of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. It is a long lasting medication which can lower your immune system many months after you receive it. Check with your doctor about how to minimize infections after you receive rituximab. Best to avoid immunization with live vaccines 6+ months after a dose. ...Read more

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On fludrocortisone for low bp. 0.1mg will it lower my immune system?

On fludrocortisone for low bp. 0.1mg will it lower my immune system?

Fludrocortisone is: Primarily a mineral steroid. It will have little or no effect on your immune system. 0.1mg is the usual dosage as an initial dose. ...Read more

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Is it possible for asthma to make you sick or lower your immune system?

No: Patients with asthma will usually have a very normal immune system with regard to infections. Their ige system may respond to foreign protein and they may have their symptoms triggered by an allergic response to one of the "allergens" patients with asthma will also often have their asthma symptoms triggered if they have a viral infection. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can protecting yourself from infection lower your immune system?

Help plz! Can protecting yourself from infection lower your immune system?

Not likely: Things that can "lower" your immune system include various medications (steroids, chemotherapy for cancer) and diagnoses like cancer, diabetes, immune deficiency, HIV infection as well as chronic stress, poor hygiene, etc. ...Read more

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How much does taking weekly humira (adalimumab) injections lower my immune system?

How much does taking weekly humira (adalimumab) injections lower my immune system?

Not definitive: It lowers resistance, but unclear how much. Essential is avoiding infectious exposure. Avoid individuals who have had live vaccines - for 30 days after vaccination. ...Read more

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How do I boost my immune system. I have r/a & hpv...R/a mess decrease immune system.

Not logical: Ra is a condition in which the immune system is hyperactive and attacks your own body. Treatment for this usually involves medication that supresses the immune system. You should hook up with a good rheumatologist and get on a proper regiment to avoid the complications of ra. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a high immune system does it decrease your chances of getting aids or are chances still the same?

The same: I don't know what you mean by a "high immune system" (or how you would know). The state of your immune system does not affect your chances of being infected with hiv, and it doesn't affect the rate of progression if you do get infected. These things are more affected by your genetics than your immune system. ...Read more

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Can a ringworm significantly lower your immune system?

Can a ringworm significantly lower your immune system?

No: Our skin surface is like a bed of leaves on the forest floor. The oldest skin is near the top while the newest skin is at the bottom. Ring worm occurs when the fungal spores get into the top layers & eat the older skin. It doesn't go deep enough to go near the blood where it would affect your immune system. Some local immune factors are occasionally active but nothing important. ...Read more

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Can playing sports and working out lower your immune system?

Au contraire!: Working out will help you maintain a healthy life and strengthen your immune system. ...Read more

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Will cutting calories lower my immune system or make me feel lethargic?

Donot wonder: How much calories are you cutting down and why? If eat healthy balanced diet with reasonable calories would feel healthy. Consult a nutritionist. 5frits veges, berries helps. ...Read more

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Does donating blood plasma lower your immune system?

Does donating blood plasma lower your immune system?

Not really: You have trillions of cells...we were designed to survive the occasional loss of a few (or few million). Your body compensates rapidly and replaces them. ...Read more

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Is my immune system lower when I am on my period or around it? I always seem to get sick when I have just started or am about to start.

Is my immune system lower when I am on my period or around it? I always seem to get sick when I have just started or am about to start.

Unlikely: Most times it is simply the increase in hormones and the possible anemia or iron loss that makes you feel tired, sluggish or even ill. There are also conditions known as hormonal rhinitis which can make you feel like you have a cold but it is simply the menstrual cycle cause the rhinitis symptoms. ...Read more

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Would a total thyroidectomy in a hashimotos patient calm the immune system/lower her chance of developing other autoimmune conditions?

Would a total thyroidectomy in a hashimotos patient calm the immune system/lower her chance of developing other autoimmune conditions?

Unfortunately no: A total thyroidectomy will not prevent other autoimmune diseases. However, most patients with hashimotos do not develop other autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Can the fentanyl patch raise my BP and lower my immune system? I've had sores on my lips since I started the patch and high BP. Thanks.

Can the fentanyl patch raise my BP and lower my immune system? I've had sores on my lips since I started the patch and high BP. Thanks.

Just the opposite: Fentanyl is known to cause lower blood pressure or hypotension. Mouth or lip sores were not reported, but may be the result of dry mouth that can occur with fentanyl. Hypersensitivity which corresponds to the immune system has been reported with fentanyl. ...Read more

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Can Depo Provera lower your immune system? I have been sick every other week due the last 3 months and am on the birth control shot

Can Depo Provera lower your immune system? I have been sick every other week due the last 3 months and am on the birth control shot

There is no evidence: That any hormonal contraceptive method negatively affects a person's immune system. You need to assume this is a coincidence and follow up with a physician who can help you find out what's going on. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more