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Does Your Immune System Strong Or Weak During Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
No sure way.: Staying in good physical shape with regular exercises (not extreme exercises) and a healthy diet may be helpful. Make sure your plasma vitamin d3 level is optimal since vitamin d3 has been shown to be an important immune regulator. I would like to see the 25 oh vitamin d3 level to be around 50 to 60 ng even though the recommended level is around 30 ng. ...Read more
Hemolytic D. newborn: It is extermely important in women of childbearing age who are rh neg. To be sure they get no rh pos. Blood so there is no chance that they develop antibodies in case they have an rh pos. Child and so have hemolytic disease of the newborn. If an rh. Neg. Woman gets exposed to rh. Pos. Blood and develops antibodies, they can attack and kill the rbcs of the next child she has if it is rh pos.. ...Read more
No: There are no recommended tests to determine the status of the immune system. The immune system and fuction is very complex. An immunologist can help evaluate relevent components of the immune systems in patient with recurrent sinopulmonary infections or other infections that might suggest an immune deficiency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2.5 yr old son doesn't eat much. He is weak and keeps fallin ill. How do I make his immune system strong?
Talk to doctor: Children of that age are almost always picky eaters and seem to eat almost nothing. They "graze" and nibble all day. However, you child's doctor can look at his growth (height and weight) and tell you if it is something to be concerned about. Normal children have a lot of colds (up to 6 a year is normal), so having colds is common. Your doctor can help you a lot with these important questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that terrible cold symptoms are the product of a strong immune system, rather than a weak one? Thank you :)
No: If you have recurrent severe cold symptoms you need rule out an over-reacting immune system, i.e. allergy, or a truly weak one. To answer this question you need to see your doctor or an allergist/immunologist if you have access to one in your area, good luck ...Read more
Yes.: The immune system wanes as we age. The manifestation of this process is evidenced by increased infectious processes such as herpes zoster (shingles), pneumonia, flu, and increasing incidence of cancers. Our immunity aids in our ability to mitigate or even prevent these processes. One can bolster his or her immunity by receiving vaccinations, and leading a healthy life style. ...Read more
Not immunosuppressed: There is a misconception that pregnancy causes immunosuppression when in reality there is a change in the immune system, in that it modualtes it's response dependent on the virus/bacteria. So, in reality, pregnancy does not cause immunosuppression, and after pregnancy, the body returns to it's "normal" way to react to pathogens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How far into pregnancy does your immune system begin to weaken and make your more venerable to bugs that normal people wouldn't usually be affected by?
Not true: It doesn't weaken to any significant extent. ...Read more
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