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Immune System Recovery After Flu
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
Can be: But not necessarily. Mono can be a mild or significant illness. I have found that chinese medicine is the best answer!. All my mono patients I have see the chinese medicine practitioners. Recovery is shorter, the immune system restores quicker, fatigue is less, any lab abnormalities resolve faster. Look into it. You will be pleased. ...Read more
For people with rheumatic fever, after strep bacteria has stopped infecting, how long will immune system continue attacking the heart?
May be long term: Need to know the extent of involvement ...Read more
Hsv2 IgG of 0.26 3 months after possible exposure. Can a weak immune system delay antibody development response time? I have some symptoms as well.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection & cancer: Your immune system works by recognizing when stuff in your body is different from you. Then it gets rid of that stuff. Such foreign stuff includes pathogens that cause infections like bacteria & viruses & normal cells that mutate into cancerous ones. So signs of a weak immune system are recurrent infection - usually respiratory or gastrointestinal - & decreased surveillance of cancerous changes. ...Read more
Before strep throat reaches level of rheumatic fever, do immune system already mildly attack body tissues?
Clarification: First, not all will develop rheumatic fever if untreated.The frequency is estimated at 1/200 untreated cases & what makes some do it and others not is unknown. Second, for those that will have 10 days to start treatment during which you can stop auto-antibodies to human tissue from forming. They would form antibodies to strep, just not auto-antibodies. ...Read more
Forever's a big word: You can be more susceptible to ebv by having a weak immune system. However the term 'forever', is a big word to use. There are things you can do to boost your immune system, nutritionally, and therefore keep the ebv subclinical. Speak to your integrative holistic medical doctor about this. It's important to eat organically, and eliminate exposure to pesticides, and other environmental toxins/halogens. ...Read more
For people with rheumatic fever, does immune system stop attacking own tissues once all strep bacteria is gone?
Can gamma globulin levels of 0.37 recover? How long would natural recovery take? If they don't recover (over 3 months-3 tests), immune deficient?
Lo gamma globulins: Well that isn't an isolated number, meaning it should be interpreted in the context of a clinical picture, so why did you have this done and repeated in the first place? Several reasons for such, mainly protein losing disorders either from a gut or from kidneys, malnutrition/ primary immunodeficiency can be a cause too, replacement therapy available,but you need to be rightfully diagnosed,goodluck ...Read more
Two stages: Natural Killer cells are the first immune step that seeks out the malaria to mark it for the body to "kill" it. A second step is the T cell that also seeks the genetic marker of the malaria to flag it for a "kill". Since malaria invades natural cells of the body it can begin to hide from the immune system and replicate. Consider vaccination if traveling in high risk areas with malaria. ...Read more
Can antibiotics and illness ruin my immune system? Took vancomycin for meningitis, recovered. So is my immune system permanently damaged for life now?
NO: your immune system is back to normal. Antibiotics do not ruin your immune system ...Read more
Immune defense: TheRe are textbooks written about this, this is not the right forum for your question. ...Read more
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