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Does your immune system lower during pregnancy?

Does your immune system lower during pregnancy?

Pregnancy & immunity: There are modifications of the immune system during pregnancy mostly caused by increased cortisol levels. Although important in maintaining the pregnancy, these are usually not clinically significant in disease or tumor protection. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What can I do to boost my immune system during my pregnancy?

What can I do to boost my immune system during my pregnancy?

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

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How does the immune system affect a patients ability to not reject baby during pregnancy?

How does the immune system affect a patients ability to not reject baby during pregnancy?

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 a rh pos. Child and so have hemolytic disease of the newborn. If a 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

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Is there a test to see how strong or weak my immune system is?

Is there a test to see how strong or weak my immune system is?

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 more

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Why is my immune system so weak during allergy season?

Why is my immune system so weak during allergy season?

Immune system: Allergies generally indicate that your immune system overreacts to normally harmless substances, so it does not mean that you necessarily have a weak immune system. ...Read more

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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 more

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Is it true that terrible cold symptoms are the product of a strong immune system, rather than a weak one? Thank you :)

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

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It pretty common to have a weak immune system during old age?

It pretty common to have a weak immune system during old age?

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

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How long after pregnancy is the immune system supressed?

How long after pregnancy is the immune system supressed?

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 more

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Is it possible that my allergies and immune system can get worse after pregnancy? I seem to get more sinus infections than before I had my child.

Is it possible that my allergies and immune system can get worse after pregnancy? I seem to get more sinus infections than before I had my child.

No: During pregnancy, asthma may get worse, better, or neither. However, there should be no change afterwards. I suspect that your allergy is getting worse whether you were pregnant or not and you should consult an allergist if you are getting recurrent sinusitis because of this. ...Read more

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Can my asthma make my immune system weak?

Can my asthma make my immune system weak?

Not really: Asthma involves excess inflammation that irritates the airways, producing mucus and bronchospasm. More on the lines of an "over active" immune system. Well-done studies show antibiotics do not help asthma flare-ups. BUT: mucus plugging of the airways can lead to atelectasis, and, in theory, pneumonia, though that is the exception, not the rule, unless other factors present. ...Read more

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Really weak immune system., what can I do?

Immune system : The immune system requires a constant and sufficient supply of protein to maintain optimum function. When humans are starved their immune systems weaken. Therefore, maintain adequate protein. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Weak immune system?

Immunocompromised : That's when a person has a weakened immune system from whatever reason: drugs, infection, malnutrition, etc. While immunodeficiency, is when an arm of the immune system is weakened or absent, can be something primary (born with) or secondary (acquired later in life) as with HIV infection ...Read more

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If asthsma do I have a weak immune system?

If asthsma do I have a weak immune system?

The opposite: You have an overactive immune system when it comes to your lungs. In fact, some medicines for asthma contain steroids which weaken the immune system a bit so your symptoms improve. But it does put you at a slightly higher risk of infection. ...Read more

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What can cause a weak immune system and low cd57?

What can cause a weak immune system and low cd57?

CD57: ICD57 is a marker of natural killer cells. These are part of immune system. Best to discuss results with the physician who ordered the test as immune deficiency can be caused by different things. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Do I have a weak immune system if I tend t get warts?

Do I have a weak immune system if I tend t get warts?

No: Warts do not mean you have a weak immune system. Warts are common and your body has not developed resistance to the wart virus. It has resistance to internal infections such as strep, flu. Eyc. ...Read more

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Can having a weak immune system cause me to get strep continuously?

Strep Throat: It can but usually it more often due to big and persistent tonsils and adenoids. Fortunately, recurrent strep throat is not one of the warning signs for an immune deficiency. Many times just taking out tonsils and adenoids cures the problem. If for see your allergist for possible IgA evaluation and/or allergy evaluation. ...Read more

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If you have had a splenectomy does that mean you have a weak immune system?

No: Your immune system is intact. You would have a higher risk of infection from encapsulated organisms, and is why those with splenectomy have a pneumococcal vaccine as a precaution. ...Read more