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What are some examples of non-hereditary immune system disorders?

What are some examples of non-hereditary immune system disorders?

Secondary IDs?: http://faculty.ccbcmd.edu/courses/bio141/lecguide/unit5/immunodeficiency/secondary/secondary.html.

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Can supplements work for auto immune system disorders?

Can supplements work for auto immune system disorders?

With the exception .: Other than zinc, a multivitamin, keeping weight good, avoiding stress, getting adequate sleep, and having good overall nutrition. I do recommend added omega-3 for all my patients with autoimmune disease! ...Read more

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Do supplements work for any auto immune system disorders?

Do supplements work for any auto immune system disorders?

No evidence.: There is no evidence that any supplements work to treat auto immune disorders. If you have an auto immune disease, please discuss any herbs, supplements or otc medicines you take with your rheumatologist. Some could make you worse! ...Read more

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Is there concern if 16 year old male wity severe chronic stress gets 8 minor infections a year?, is immune system disorder ? Is it serious ?

Is there concern if 16 year old male wity severe chronic stress gets 8 minor infections a year?, is immune system disorder ? Is it serious ?

Depends on exposures: This could be ok if the mild infections match the exposures, but I would probably have him evaluated, there is a mild immune deficiency IgA that can present like this. Of course with a history of hypochondriasis, this may explain the concern. Find a good local doc who can evaluate you! ...Read more

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How can I most effectively boast your immune system to help fight any kind of disease?

Here are some ways: There is no good way to boost your immune system. But our body needs proper rest(good sleep) and healthy food/good nutrition to keep us well in all aspects including the immune system. Avoid excesses of alcohol, smoking and over eating. Exercise and eat healthy, plant based foods with ample amount of vitamins and nutrients which are present in fruits and vegetables. This is the best that you cando. ...Read more

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I always seem to have the cold/sniffles all year round, on average twice a month. Is it something to do with my immune system or a long term disease?

I always seem to have the cold/sniffles all year round, on average twice a month. Is it something to do with my immune system or a long term disease?

Allergic rhinitis ?: You may have chronic nasal inflammation, called rhinitis with an allergic component, that is allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever or rose fever (there is no associated fever or allergy to roses or hay). It will often be controlled with over the counter antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) but if these don' t work see your md or an allergist for further management. ...Read more

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Can there be some reason why your immune system wouldn't fight disease at all?

Can there be some reason why your immune system wouldn't fight disease at all?

There some!: Job's syndrome-high ige, deficiency of iga-gi disease, parasites. Complement deficiency: propensity to lupus, ra, and sjogren's. But most people who catch diseases easily are stressed and fatigued. The stress can be emotional of physical or both! ...Read more

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Could a strong immune system mean you're more likely to get an autoimmune disorder?

Could a strong immune system mean you're more likely to get an autoimmune disorder?

No: Autoimmune diseases develop after changes in genetic material that depend on genetics and environment. ...Read more

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Can our immune system develop immunity if we have never encountered the disease before ?

Can our immune system develop immunity if we have never encountered the disease before ?

Yes in a way: Your immune system has nonspecific components that can fight disease. You can also develop immunity by exposure to a disease that is similar but different. In the past getting cow pox was protective for small pox. ...Read more

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Why are immunosuppressants good for some people if we need our immune system to fight off disease?

Why are immunosuppressants good for some people if we need our immune system to fight off disease?

Relative: immuno-suppression is resorted to when there is a "hyperactive " immune state leading to an auto-immune disease or condition, or to allow the immune system to adapt to a transplanted tissue, that doesn't mean that the immune system is totally knocked out (in some states yes during bone marrow transplant) but can still fight certain infections, till total recovery, the immune system is complex ...Read more

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Can having an auto-immune disorder make your immune system weak?

Not necessarily: Autoimmune disease may not necessarily weaken your immune system but some medications used to treat them can weaken it. Discuss options and side effects with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Could M-GUS disease destroy my immune system? I get IGG TRASFUSION EVERY 3 weeks

Could M-GUS disease destroy my immune system? I get IGG TRASFUSION EVERY 3 weeks

MGUS: Monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance should not even be symptomatic or otherwise alter things, and you should not be getting it treated. Perhaps there is a misunderstanding. If you have hypogammaglobulinemia from some other cause, you need to find out why. ...Read more

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Disease caused by a virus that leads to a gradual destructionn of immune system, what to do?

See doc or clinic...: If you are concerned that you have a viral infection that is gradually destroying your immune system, then please see a physician for diagnosis and therapy. There are some antiviral medications that might help you. If financial resources are limiting, then go to a public clinic where payments are based upon your ability to pay. Empower yourself. You are worth it. ...Read more

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What are two specific ways in which the immune system will respond to a disease in order to restore homeostasis?

What are two specific ways in which the immune system will respond to a disease in order to restore homeostasis?

Homeostasis?: I am not sure what you mean by hemeostasis specifically in this question, but the immune system fights infection from viruses, bacteria and allergy. The different components IgG, M, and A and their subclasses rise and fall according to the body's need. ...Read more

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Is it possible to make sure i never get sick? Im moving in with my grandparents and my grandpa has an immune system disease

Is it possible to make sure i never get sick? Im moving in with my grandparents and my grandpa has an immune system disease

No: even if you live in a germ-free room without venturing outside it, there is still a risk that you may get an infection. Recommend that you get your immunization updated and use frequent hand-washing. If you catch a cold or get infected, stay away from your grandpa unless you have fully recovered. ...Read more