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As a lupus patient I have avoided foods like garlic and mushrooms (foods that improve immune system). Is it advisable? On 1g mmf bd, 400mg plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

As a lupus patient I have avoided foods like garlic and mushrooms (foods that improve immune system). Is it advisable? On 1g mmf bd, 400mg plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

Eat what you like.: I would not recommend any supplement advertised as an immune booster. It is ok to eat any fresh foods or vegetables. There is no research evidence that any specific diet or food will cause significant worsening or omprovement in sle.

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What could the immune system do?

What could the immune system do?

Immunity: In a nutshell protects your body against external and internal harmful invaders

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What makes up the immune system?

What makes up the immune system?

Cells,tissues,organs: The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks. Lymphoid organs (produce white blood cells that fight invading organisms) found throughout body, in bone marrow, thymus gland, lymph nodes, tonsils, appendix, lining of digestive tract and lungs.

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How to improve our immune system?

How to improve our immune system?

What's the prob: The immune system has many facets, what are you trying to achieve? An immune deficiency is best diagnosed by an allergist/immunologist and they can guide you on how to treat it.

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What is good for my immune system?

What is good for my immune system?

Stay healthy: Eat right, exercise, take a multivitamin. Antioxidents such as teas, colored fruits and berries, chocolat and a little red wine. Probiotics such as yogert may help. Get enough sleep. Don't smoke or drink to excess.

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How to have a strong immune system?

How to have a strong immune system?

Stay physically fit: There's no magic food, pill or herbal product. Get enough sleep and don't overdo mind-altering substances or use tobacco. The one intervention that repeatedly is shown in controlled studies to enhance people's responses to antigen challenges is re-committing to aerobic fitness. You'll be glad. Best wishes.

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How should I boost my immune system?

How should I boost my immune system?

Live healthy: The best way to boost your immunity is to eat right, exercise regularly, get enough rest and sleep. Also, you should refrain from being "too clean". There is no need for vitamins or supplements. Very few of the many supplements advertised for boosting the immune system are truly active.

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How to strengthen your immune system?

How to strengthen your immune system?

Stay immunocompetent: healthy diet, good night sleep, lots of fruits and vegetables, fresh air and exercise

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How can I regenerate my immune system?

How can I regenerate my immune system?

Health: Healthy diet, exercise, water,sleep,stews resuction and replacement of nutrient deficicencies are a great. Start .

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Any tips on boosting my immune system?

Any tips on boosting my immune system?

No sure way.: Staying in good physical shape with regular exercises (not extreme exercises) and a healthy diet may be helpful. Make sure your plasma vitamin d3 level is optimal since vitamin d3 has been shown to be an important immune regulator. I would like to see the 25 oh vitamin d3 level to be around 50 to 60 ng even though the recommended level is around 30 ng.

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How to increase increase immune system?

How to increase increase immune system?

Exercise ?: At this point in time we have no magic answers to increase our immune system, but the latest data points to exercise, staying upbeat (avoiding depression) and perhaps vitamin d.

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How should I build up my immune system?

How should I build up my immune system?

Already built: but you need to keep/maintain it, lead a healthy life style, sleep well, lots of fresh air and exercise, fruits, vegetables and plenty of water, enjoy your health

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What is an immune system suppressing drug?

What is an immune system suppressing drug?

There are many: There are many immune suppressing drugs used for various reasons. The most common one is prednisone.

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What are the diseases of the immune system?

Immune deficiency: The immune system is responsible for preventing and fighting infections. It is made of white cells. There are many diseases that affect the number or the function of these cells causing immune deficiency with resulting infections.

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What foods for your immune system actually work?

Plant based foods: Avoid animal based foods which contain too much saturated fat. Eat fruits and vegetables with each meal as they will provide immune boosting nutients. Eat ample amounts of proteins from sources like eggs, fish, nuts and tofu. Low fat milk is fine too. Avoid alcohol and smoking. Exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. All of the above means a healthy lifestyle so that you will have a healthy body.

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What foods should I consume to boost my immune system?

More fruits and vege: Unless a person has an immunodeficiency, a balanced diet with more vitamins ( seafood, fruits, vegetables and nuts) and better life style with enough sleep, sports and fresh air, . Those are the pillars for good health hence better immunity.