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Function And Structure Of The Immune System
Many systems : The immune system functions well if the body is in good health. If there is protein loss in the urine or through the stools then the immune system can suffer. If there is chronic anemia causing fatigue then the immune system can suffer. If there is significant congestive heart failure of untreated thyroid disease then overall health is at risk and the immune system can suffer. ...Read more
Several ways!: Adequate sleep. Regular exercise. Maintain a good weight! avoid stress, which weakens your immune system-this is true for both physical and emotional stress! make sure you get adequate nutrition. I do recommend supplemental zinc (50mg). But even doing all of these, if your genetics are wrong, you still may be prone to autoimmune disease! ...Read more
It's Tough: The essentials are a good diet rich in proteins, and some luck. Some chemo therapies really cause profound decreases in the white blood cells and this can be battled with medicines such as Neulasta or neupogen. There will be peaks and valleys in your white cell counts. When low, stay away from crowds and sick people and uncooked foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When testing the immune system can bloods test. B cells t cells nk killer cells, what is the best way to test immune function in depth?
Good start: Yes, the parameters you mentioned can be tested easily, and there are numerous other tests which may help to assess "immune function" which can be utilized depending upon the clinical situation and indices of suspicion. You might see either an infectious diseases expert or an immunologist. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the human body use fat to be energetic and heal the immune system, heal cancers and viruses, and make body functions more efficient?
It's source of Ener: Fat just like other 2 main nutrients of our diet(Carbohydrates and Proteins) is a source of energy to run the body machine. It does not have any specific or selective role for the other functions(immunity, healing of cancer etc) that you have listed. In this reference we can be healthy/ normal with small amounts of Fat intake unless you do physical labor requiring extra energy. ...Read more
If my lupus is "in remission" does that mean my immune system is functioning normally? Or will it still funct differently than a normal immune system?
Still abnormal: Lupus in remission does not equal normal immune seem. Unfortunately, the system is now primed to react to various proteins in the blood, and the disease pattern will be heterogenous. Good medical care can substantially reduce the morbidity associated with lupus so even if you feel reasonably well you need to keep up with your physicians! ...Read more
14yr old son. Had 6 doses HepB since infant. Labs levels still too low. If immune system not functioning what can be done? Vomits & sick very frequent
Consult allergist: Consult an allergist/immunologist who may consider an immune evaluation on your son before embarking on the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?
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