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Doctor insights on: Immune System Vs Bacteria

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Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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Does staph weaken the immune system?

Does staph weaken the immune system?

No: A weakened immune system may increase the liklihood for staph infection, not the other way around. ...Read more

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Can our immune system kill cancer cells?

Can our immune system kill cancer cells?

Yes and no: There is often some immune response to cancers. We pathologists can often see it under the microscope. Almost all cancers evade it eventually. Immune enhancers are highly effective for a minority of melanomas and kidney cancers. The immune response, especially to oat cell carcinoma, can make a person horrendously sick (blind, insane, more). Ignore any 'pop' immune enhancers for cancer. ...Read more

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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

Roque immune system: I think one need to think more about a rogue immune reaction thereby causing autoimmune disorder instead of an overactive one. An autoimmune problem happens when the immune system malfunctions and starts attacking one's own tissue thereby leading to illnesses such as Crohn's disease, lupus etc. ...Read more

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How can the immune system fight a viral infection?

How can the immune system fight a viral infection?

Several: When the body encounters a virus, it may mount multiple responses to it. This include the production of specific antibody, activation of the body's killer cells, production of mediators such as interferons- just to name a few. ...Read more

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Can a healthy immune system destroy cancer cells?

Can a healthy immune system destroy cancer cells?

Cancer development: Each of us humans has about ten tiny cancers at any given time. The fact that we do not all have clinically detectable tumors is due to the spectacular abilities of our immune systems. Only when a very smart tumor evades the immune system does it get big enough for us to call it cancer. Your immune system destroys cancer every day, and you can help it by feeding it healthy fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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How can our immune system fight anthrax?

How can our immune system fight anthrax?

Vaccination: A vaccine for anthrax was available a while ago and was given to military personnel. For microbial diseases, vaccination is the best way to support the immune system to fight the infection. ...Read more

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How does immune system work in intestine nematode infection?

How does immune system work in intestine nematode infection?

Intriguing: We don't know how or why infection with nematodes minimizes the chance of developing autoimune diseases such as crohn's or ulcerative colitis. Preliminary research indicates an interacton between t-helper cells (part of immune system) and nematodes. More research is underway. ...Read more

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Can the immune system replicate antibodies from vaccines?

Can the immune system replicate antibodies from vaccines?

Unclear question: Immune system normally makes all types of antibodies in very small amounts. Vaccines increase the amount of antibodies to the antigens in the vaccine. ...Read more

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Does immune system destroy common warts virus?

Does immune system destroy common warts virus?

It can....: Get it treated! you can use the liquid you can also try oral Cimetidine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). It seems to boost the immune system and help get rid of warts. ...Read more

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Does dairy weaken the immune system?

Does dairy weaken the immune system?

No: I have not heard any that dairy can weaken the immune system. Some people mostly young children have a hypersensitivity or allergy to milk protein. This does not effect other aspects of the immune response to pathogens (germs). There is also a condition of infancy in which milk can cause intestinal bleeding but that's transient. ...Read more

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How does the immune system fight off germs?

How does the immune system fight off germs?

Heard to simplify.: Like a complicated orchestra plays a difficult score. Different germs produce different responses. There are is nonspecific and specific immune responses. Even the skin oils, saliva, stomach acid tears and sweat are important here. It is much to difficult to quickly answer which is why i taught a course taking 20 hours on the subject to medical students. ...Read more

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How does the immune system fight malaria?

How does the immune system fight malaria?

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

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How can the immune system attack invaders like mites.?

How can  the immune system attack invaders like mites.?

Mites: I will answer in regards to dust mites, because you did not specifiy what mites you are asking about. Dust mites do not invide the body but some individuals become allergic to their fecal material. The body produces ige to it and a cascade of imunological events occurs that causes symptoms of nasal allergies, asthma and eczema. ...Read more

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How does the immune system fight cancer?

How does the immune system fight cancer?

Complicated: Natural killer cells can recognize tumor cells and virally infected cells and destroy those. T-cells and antibodies to markers on tumor cells may also destroy tumor cells. Unfortunately, most of the time, some cancer cells evade this destruction and continue the disease process. The hope and potential of immune therapy remains to be realized. ...Read more

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How can viruses undermine our immune system?

How can viruses undermine our immune system?

Many: Since viruses can insert their DNA into our cells, they can modify our immune system mostly transiently. The extreme example would be HIV which destroys the lymphocytes which are the backbone of our immune system. ...Read more

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What body system does the salmonella bacteria attack?

What body system does the salmonella bacteria attack?

Gut mostly: The usual case of salmonellosis affects the intestines. Rarely, salmonella can affect organs outside the gut. ...Read more

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How can the immune system fight off infection?

Immune system: It is a multi-pronged attack too big to describe here.....So follow this link. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/immunesystem/pages/default.aspx. ...Read more

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Does a fungal infection means weak immune system?

Does a fungal infection means weak immune system?

possibly: Anyone can get an occasional bout of ringworm, athlete's foot, or vaginal yeast infection. Certain things like total parenteral nutrition (TPN) can predispose to blood stream fungal infections. These situations are normal. Invasive, frequent/recurrent, or difficult to treat fungal infections are very frequently a sign of a weakened immune system. If you are concerned, see a clinical immunologist. ...Read more