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Doctor insights on: Weakened Immune System After Hysterectomy

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Ever since I had a full hysterectomy I seem to be sick all the time. Could it have lowered my immune system?

Ever since I had a full hysterectomy I seem to be sick all the time. Could it have lowered my immune system?

No: Hysterectomy should not affect your immune system or make it weaker. If you can be more specific on what symptoms you have when you get sick, we can give you a better advice. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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What can weaken your immune system?

What can weaken your immune system?

Unhealthy lifestyle: sleep deprivation, not enough rest, not enough exercise or fresh air, unhealthy foods, not enough fruits and vegetables, apart from other reasons such as certain medicines given to suppress immunity to control some conditions, ...Read more

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Long term fungus weaken immune system?

Long term fungus weaken immune system?

Fungus: Where is the fungus? Usually if the immune system is debilitated it can cause protracted fungal infections, not the other way around. ...Read more

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My immune system seems to really have weakened, almost shut down since I had my baby 5 months ago. How can I replenish it?

See doctor: How did you arrive at that conclusion? . Are you having frequent illnesses? See you doctor to find out if you're immune deficient or maybe anemic or other condition. ...Read more

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Does switching back and forth from a warm to a cold environment (going outside in the winter then stepping back in) weaken the immune system?

Immune system: I know of no evidence that this weakens a persons immune system. To the contrary some cultures e.g. The finnish and swedish peoples practice sitting in a hot sauna and then swimming in cold water which they feel improves their health. ...Read more

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I heard mono is the disease that never dies. Is this true, does mono truely never leave your body? Will your immune system be permanently weakened?

I heard mono is the disease that never dies. Is this true, does mono truely never leave your body? Will your immune system be permanently weakened?

EBV: The epstein barr virus, like other herpesviruses, remains in your body for a lifetime once you have acquired it. Fortunately it seldom produces recurrences of disease but simply remains dormant in your body. Whether this in any way affects your immune system is not completely known, but if it does it is not likely for you to notice it, and you will also be sharing it with almost all other people. ...Read more

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Is it true that turmeric weakens immune system?

Is it true that turmeric weakens immune system?

Turmeric: Actually, turmeric (cur cumumen) strengthens the immune system in many, many ways. It is a very potent anti-inflammatory and is the most studied spice/herb in the world. It is very good for your health! ...Read more

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What weakens your immune system?

Many things: Systemic or congenital problems such as agammaglobulinema or cgd, to acquired defects such as uncontrolled diabetes or hiv/aids. Taking various sorts of medications can suppress the immune system, such as steroids or various chemotherapy drugs. Anything that suppresses bone marrow. ...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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Could cold showers weaken your immune system?

No: There is no data that would support the assertion that cold water weakens one's immune system. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Please tell me what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Quite a few: Poor nutrition, stress, lack of exercise, poor sleep can weaken the immune system. Old age is another factor. Diseases, such as diabetes and kidney failure, severe burns markedly weaken it. Medications such as anti-inflammatory drugs (cortisone-like) and medications used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases are potent immune suppressants. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Help please? I want to know what are some things that can weaken your immune system?

Lots: There are a lot of things that can weaken the immune system including medications to treat autoimmune disease, prevent transplant rejection, steroids, mineral deficiency, diabetes, kidney failure, malnutrition, liver failure, severe protein losing diarrhea, radiation, toxic chemicals, aging, infections, inherited or acquired immunodeficiencies. ...Read more

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I've been taking airborne everyday because I have an event coming up. If I stop taking it will it weaken my immune system?

I've been taking airborne everyday because I have an event coming up. If I stop taking it will it weaken my immune system?

No: No; there is serious debate if it even helps your immune system in the first place. Taking a less expensive Vitamin C tablet will probably work just as well (or not at all). ...Read more

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Can EBV weaken my immune system forever?

Can EBV weaken my immune system forever?

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

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Can all cancers weaken your immune system?

No: Liquid cancers of the blood (leukemia and lymphoma) can weaken the immune system and predispose a patient to infections. Other cancers only affect the overall immune system when they are very advanced and have spread throughout the bone marrow. It is true however, that all cancers have activated mechanisms in the body that shield them from the immune system and allow them to survive. ...Read more

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Does having no spleen weaken your immune system?

A litltle bit: It weakens your immune response against encapsulated bacteria "s. Pneumoniae and haemophilus influenzae", you should receive a vaccine against those organisms, discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a malignant thymoma weaken the immune system?

Age related: In adults there is little evidence that there is a negative impact on the immune system. This in not the case in children. ...Read more

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Does sugar weaken the immune system? Ie. drinking pop

Does sugar weaken the immune system? Ie. drinking pop

NO: But it does increase your risk of Diabetes and may eventually cause that disease, which is a co-morbid condition that carries with it many risk factors! Best to avoid too much sugary POP. Stay Well. ...Read more

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Do people with Chronic Bronchitis have a weakened immune system?

Do people with Chronic Bronchitis have a weakened immune system?

Depends: Lower airways, bronchi, are affected in many diseases, immunodeficiency states are one sort of diseases that affect all exposed surfaces, airways, gastrointestinal tract and skin, but those are very rare diseases, more common though are the type of airway inflammation in the immunocompetent persons as asthma, COPD, especially in smokers, producing symptoms of fatigue and recurrent infections ...Read more

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I have a weakened immune system, how do I protect myself from flu, etc?

I have a weakened immune system, how do I protect myself from flu, etc?

Wash hands; use mask: For a person with a weak immune system, he should get the vaccines he is permitted to take (usually any non-live vaccine). He should wear a mask when around other people, especially anybody with sniffles or cough (including people who claim to have "just allergies"). Avoid shaking hands if possible. Otherwise, use hand sanitizer, and wash hands after touching possibly "germy" surfaces. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for Lyme disease to weaken your immune system?

How much time does it take for Lyme disease to weaken your immune system?

Not an issue: Lyme disease doesn't weaken the immune system or cause opportunistic infection. The rash of lyme disease (erythema migrans) may begin a week after a tic bite. Other features of the disease may occur weeks, months, or even years after the initial infection. ...Read more

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Does having had cancer and being treated for it did it weaken your immune system?

Does having had cancer and being treated for it did it weaken your immune system?

That would depend on: The type of treatment. Having surgery would not necessarily weaken immune system - however chemotherapy might. Was there a specific type of treatment that you had in mind? ...Read more

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What are the odds of mild cervical displaysia going away on its own with a weakened immune system?

Cervical dysplasia: This depends upon the cause of the cervical dysplasia and what you mean by a weakened immune system. If the dysplasia was related to hpv infection, or to other vaginal infection it may not self-correct. This should be discussed in depth with your gynecologist. ...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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Does marijuana weaken the immune system?

Does marijuana weaken the immune system?

Really challenging: This is far too complex to even scratch the surface, as not too much is known regarding the full effects of marijuana. But, there is some evidence of benefits on spasticity in ms, but also, theoretical issues with interaction with ms drugs, such as gilenya (fingolimod). Lung function can be affected, and this would disturb the first line immune system indirectly. All the answers not known yet. ...Read more

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Could steroid hormones weaken the immune system?

Could steroid hormones weaken the immune system?

Yes: Hi. Yes, "steroid hormones" (specially glucocorticoids) can suppress a number of immune system functions. A classic example is prednisone. It is used to suppress immune system functions like inflammation and transplanted tissue rejection. Some autoimmune reactions (which involve inflammation), etc. Increased risk of certain infections with glucocorticoid therapy. ...Read more