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Doctor insights on: What Part Of The Immune System Fights Pneumonia

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My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu. Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu.  Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

ComplexManyBehaviors: blamed on outer influences &/or internal controls without much understanding; the reason that so many promoted treatments do not work (or not well) despite complexity & expense. The medical disease industry (including those with MDs) only partially understand Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures. Primary control of sebaceous glands is autonomic. Many do better with LCHF foods, study DietDoctor.com ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more


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Please help me. Recurrent pneumonia, other problems, poor immune system?

Please help me. Recurrent pneumonia, other problems, poor immune system?

I would reccomend: A pneumonia vaccine and yearly flu vaccine for you. Second i would make sure you are not immunocompromised. I would first check an HIV and routine labs. ...Read more

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All 23pneumococcal iggs are low is there another way to test immune system besides getting a vaccine been around people sick w/ pneumonia & not got it?

All 23pneumococcal iggs are low is there another way to test immune system besides getting a vaccine been around people sick w/ pneumonia & not got it?

Immune system: Your immunologist can check other tests to check on your immune system, such as response to other vaccines, immunoglobulin levels, etc. Not sure why the igg to pneumo was performed, but there must be a reason your doctor is recommending a vaccination for it at your age. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pneumonia more than once? If so, is it worse the second time (i have lung scars) or better (immune system memory)?

Is it possible to get pneumonia more than once?  If so, is it worse the second time (i have lung scars) or better (immune system memory)?

Yes, it is: Pneumonia isn't a specific disease so much as fluid collecting in the air spaces of the lungs. This can be caused by a wide variety of pathogens, some of which we become immune to (some viruses) but many of which we do not (bacteria, mycoplasma, etc). So you can have pneumonia multiple times. This doesn't mean that future cases will be better or worse, although bad cases can damage the lungs. ...Read more

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Will pneumonia vaccine be helpful for me and my immune system now- after recovering from meningitis 6 mos ago? Never had this vaccine before

Will pneumonia vaccine be helpful for me and my immune system now- after recovering from meningitis 6 mos ago? Never had this vaccine before

Maybe: There are 2 pneumococcal vaccines.One has been around for several decades and one developed within the past decade.Both help your body develop immunity to some of the common pneumoccal germs that can cause invasive disease like pneumonia and meningitis.It is an immune booster of sorts and helps defend you against specific germs. I got one. ...Read more

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What organs are not part of the immune system?

What organs are not part of the immune system?

All organs: The immune system functions to a degree in all the organs of your body. So, an infection anywhere will eventually be noticed and attacked. Certain organs, like the brain, eye, and testes are immune "privileged"--the immune cells will ignore those tissues to minimize the chance of disrupting their function. That is, unless something is seriously wrong (like a major infection). ...Read more

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What part of the immune system is involved in organ rejection?

Innate and Adaptive: Innate or non-specific immunity involves the skin, lining of the GI tract, respiratory tract, gu tract, etc; and adaptive immunity that involves cells (primarily lymphocytes). Both types of immunity can affect the graft and trigger rejection. In addition, immune responses involve the formation of both cells and antibodies (proteins) that are reactive against the transplanted organ. ...Read more

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Are the lungs, spleen, lymphatic vessels and bone marrow all part of the immune system?

Are the lungs, spleen, lymphatic vessels and bone marrow all part of the immune system?

Yes and more: The major organs that produce cells key for the immune system are the bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes and thymus. However, there are very active immune cells in most tissues including the skin, GI tract including liver and lungs. ...Read more

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Are heat shock proteins part of the nervous, endocrine, or immune system?

Are heat shock proteins part of the nervous, endocrine, or immune system?

All: Hello Edward, Heat Schock Proteins could be viewed as being a part of all these systems. These proteins are primarily upregulated in response to stress and affect numerous other proteins which could potentially be part of any system in the body. ...Read more