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What Causes Weak Immune System
That's when a person has a weakened immune system from whatever reason: drugs, infection, malnutrition, etc. While immunodeficiency, is when an arm of the immune system is weakened or absent, can be something primary (born with) or secondary (acquired later in life) ...Read more
Strep Throat: It can but usually it it more often due to big and persistent tonsils and adenoids. Fortunately, recurrent strep throat is not one of the warning signs for an immune deficiency. Many times just taking out tonsils and adenoids cures the problem. If for see your allergist for possible IgA evaluation and/or allergy evaluation. ...Read more
If I have a low immune system and I had abnormal cells removed cud they cum bck quicker before 6month check up cause of my weak immune system?
What is weak?: The term "immune system" is very broad and begins with an intact integument (skin & soft tissues). You have different types of wbcs, different types of lymphocytes and antibodies, and so on and so on. Be specific about what you think is 'weak', but suspect the 6 month check up will be fine and you need not be seen prior to that unless something unusual occurs. Good luck. ...Read more
What could cause both canker sores and a yeast infection? Could this be from a weak immune system?
Will fludrocortisone. 1mg a day cause a weak immune system as its a steroid? Puts me off taking it for orthostatic hypotension
See below: The cause of apthous ulcers is unknown. It is not due to an immune system problem. ...Read more
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
Low immunity: It is commonly called that and a lot of "stuff" is sold to boost it (notice no before and after tests to prove anything). Actually altered immunity is common and likely seen with allergic individuals. Selective deficiency of the immune system do exist but are less common. A good learning experience to help you understand this system is http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/immunesystemanddisorders. Ht. ...Read more
Often spoken about: Hard to measure, unless we speak of a specific immunodefficiency, like digeorge syndrome, bruton's agammaglobulinemia. We understand aids, the cause being hi, the deficiency in cd-4 t-lymphocytes. But "weak" immunity in cancer treatment is transient lowering of granulocytes. ...Read more
Immunity: The immune system works in many ways and a deficiency of any of its arms of defense will make an individual susceptible to certain infections and illnesses. ...Read more
Disease low immune: Yes. Temporarly after viral infections there is t cell dysfunction resulting in asthma. With connective tissue disease the is disordered immune systems. After radiation and around certian chemicals the immune systems is disordered. Many other disorders such as pernicious anemia, scid, subclass deficiency etc. Have a genetic basis. ...Read more
Immunocompromised: That's when a person has a weakened immune system from whatever reason: drugs, infection, malnutrition, etc. While immunodeficiency, is when an arm of the immune system is weakened or absent, can be something primary (born with) or secondary (acquired later in life) as with HIV infection ...Read more
Nutrition, exercise: If you keep your body fit through good nutrition and a regular exercise program, your immune system will likely function better. The only supplement which may help regulate the immune system is vitamin d3, so make sure that you have an adequate intake. Folic acid has also been touted but the evidence is weaker. ...Read more
Opposite is true: This may seem backwards, but it is our own immune system that determines how sick we get with a cold or flu. Interesting study was done on people who "never get sick" and people who "always get sick". Both were infected with cold viruses and the people who "never got sick" didn't get sick even with virus in them. Some immune systems are over-enthusiastic and make you sicker than need be... ...Read more
Yes, but not likely: Some colds last a long time. This year was especially bad for prolonged colds. ...Read more
My body has weak immune system and I get sick very quickly. Suggest some tips to develop my immune system?
Can you tell me what to do if I found out that I have a weak immune system. What will happen and what does this mean?
Check it out: With a specialist, an Allergist/Immunologist would help sorting it out, history, physical examination, and probably some blood tests, good luck ...Read more
No: Your immune system is intact. You would have a higher risk of infection from encapsulated organisms, and is why those with splenectomy have a pneumococcal vaccine as a precaution. ...Read more
Common problem: You will probably get most of what the kids have that is easily passed through coughs, like URI's. If you are cautious & wash hands often you can reduce the germs passes by random surface contact. Once you have been in the business for a while your system will develop immune resistance & the illness frequency will drop. ...Read more
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