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Signs Of A Healthy Immune System
Just being 19: Having survived through 19 without a major health problem and had all the childhood vaccines, is by itself a proof that you have a sound and healthy immune system. Keep it up by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eat lots of fruits and vegetables, fresh air and exercise and sleep well, wish you wellness ...Read more
Yes: We live in a hostile environment and must fend off all harmful outside invaders to stay healthy. A declining immune function not only makes you more susceptible to infection but to development of cancer as well. A dysfunctional immune system can lead to allergic and/or autoimmune diseases. In fact, the declining immune system is probably a major cause for aging. ...Read more
Get an evaluation: First it is important to determine if you immune system is deficient in any way by have labs drawn. There are different treatment options available for different types of immune deficiencies. ...Read more
How can I ensure a healthy immune system? What kind of habits, diets, or activities can I do to strengthen my immune system?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know if my baby has a healthy immune system? Should i give probiotics if not ? My baby is 10 month old
Likely fine: Kids with the immunodeficiency disorders are often picked up by the age of 4-5 months due to recurrent and significant illnesses like bone infections and meningitis.Probiotics often allow for a good balance of beneficial gut bacteria but they do not boost anything. Having a happy gut can help you tolerate minor gut ailments and viruses with less symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partly: It's part of a healthy immune system but it's not the only thing. ...Read more
Would a tea that helps have a healthy immune system and burns fat effect my birth controll pills?
Should not: It should not effect it, but not knowing all the ingredients I can not know for sure. ...Read more
I was prescribed clindamycin after having a molar removed. No infection is present and I have a healthy immune system. Can i skip this?
Controversial: Prophylactic antiobiotic use after molar removal may be unnecessary for the otherwise healthy patient. There is a good study (author poeschl), comparing amox/clavulonate, clindamycin, and no antibiotics.No differences in the groups. It was concluded that antiobiotics after molar resection does not change the outcome with regard to less pain, wound healing, inflammatory changes, mouth openening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm undergoing laser tattoo removal. Read about possible cancers caused by fragmented ink particles. Can a healthy immune system eliminate most ink?
Yes: There is no solid data to believe that the ink causes cancers. THe q switched laser shatters the ink and your immune system carried it to the lymphatic's. Many times the entire tattoo can be removed esp black ink. but not always at times there is residual ink left behind. Colors like yellow, white some blues and greens also are more likely to have residual ink. ...Read more
Multifactors: A healthy diet, regular exercise, and good genes. Low vitamin d level may also be associated with poor immune function. Ask your doctor to check your plasma 25 oh vitamin d3 level to see if it is optimal. The 30 ng level is adequate for bone metabolism, for the immune system , i would like to see the level between 50 and 80 ng. ...Read more
Staying Healthy: Keeping your immune system healthy and active is very important to protect your body against diseases, infections and other ailments. Some ways to keep it healthy are by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, taking a multivitamin daily and exercising regularly. Seems simple enough, but if your body is run down or not getting proper nutrition, it can make it easier to get sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immune system: There are several clinical as well as laboratory signs that may suggest immune system dysfunction. For example, unexplained hair loss, a rash in response to the sun, swelling of the joints, and other features. For the lab we look at changes in the cell count, elevated sedimentation rate, and other feature. I recommend seeing a rheumatologist if you have other concerns. ...Read more
Lifestyle & behavoir: Just like you already know: Maintain proper nutrition, add vitamins if your diet is poor. Adequate sleep and exercise. Stress reduction. Avoid infections with proper hand hygiene and vaccinations. Seasonally avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth when around people, ie shopping, working, gatherings and travel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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