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Doctor insights on: What Is The Role Of Antigens In The Immune System

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Is there a correlation between immune system strength and how quickly a person develops herpes antigens after exposure?

Is there a correlation between immune system strength and how quickly a person develops herpes antigens after exposure?

Antigen or antibody: While it is true that some immune suppressed people have a delayed antibody response to an infection, detecting an antigen or, more likely, dna or RNA of a virus (herpes has dna) is not delayed. ...Read more

Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more


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What is the role of immune system in tumours?

Complex: Many ways immune system is involved. Prevalent theory that "immune surveillance" is keeping cancers from developing in healthy people. That is one reason why cancers are more prevalent as we age. Also why certain cancers are found in high incidence in people with immune suppression (aids, organ transplant recipients, etc). Newer therapies also use some parts of the immune system to work. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the immune system role when you have crohns?

Can you please discuss the immune system role when you have crohns?

Your hyperactive...: Your hyperactive immune system is reacting aberrantly to microbial debris from your gut. Some strong genetic tendencies trigger this autoimmune response! ...Read more

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What role does the immune system play with ms?

What role does the immune system play with ms?

Very complicated: Latest info suggests an inborn genetic susceptibility with environmental triggering events. The basic pathology causes the immune system to mistake brain and spinal cord myelin as a foreign entity. Data regarding grey matter involvement is starting to explain much of what is occurring. All current meds target lymphocyte trafficking, (t cells), but the b cell research is exciting. ...Read more

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What role does the immune system play in BV?

What role does the immune system play in BV?

What is bv??: Please avoid using abbreviations...they can only mislead us and waste time. Give us the symptoms and we can help you in one try! ...Read more

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Does the immune system play an important role in BV?

Does the immune system play an important role in BV?

Possibly: As the other physicians have already mentioned, bacterial vaginosis occurs when "bad bacteria" outnumber the "good bacteria" that normally are present in the vagina. Certain cells and antibodies (mainly of the IgA class) help protect the vagina. However, douching, wiping from the anus to the vagina after bowel movements and multiple sex partners are all factors that increase BV. ...Read more

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What role do tonsils play in the immune system?

Doormen: I tell my patients that tonsils are like doorman at a fancy hotel. They are there to alert the body to "what's coming in". They say to mr. Pea and mr. Carrot come on in and to mr. Bacteria and mr. Virus they say please have a seat over here while they contact the bodies police department. Sometimes however these "doorman" become lazy, fat and criminals. At that point they the body more harm than good and we fire them. ...Read more

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Can the duodenum/jejunum play any role in immune system?

Can the duodenum/jejunum play any role in immune system?

Yes: More so in the lower segments of the intestine much of our immune system's cells reside along the gut wall in the form of Peyer's Patches to process any antigen that breaks through the intestinal barrier. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are some ways to keep your immune system healthier?

What are some ways to keep your immune system healthier?

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 more

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What are the signs that you have abnormal immune system?

What are the signs that you have abnormal immune system?

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

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I was wondering how I could have a stronger immune system?

I was wondering how I could have a stronger 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. ...Read more

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How to improve immune system?

How to improve immune system?

Multifactorial: Restful sleep, decrease stresses, exercise, eat healthy and laughter. ...Read more

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How to boost up immune system?

Exercise: The only intervention in older folks that consistently, by prospective studies, is shown to benefit realistic measures of immune protection from disease is aerobic exercise. I'm ready to bet this applies to teens like yourself. Health comes from living abundantly & working hard, not taking pills. If you think you have true immunodeficiency, get with your physician & let us know. ...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