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What Part Of The Immune System Fights Pneumonia
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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)?
Pneumonia: Yes, you can get pneumonia more than once as pneumonia can be caused by many different viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, chemicals, aspiration of stomach contents, etc. Every time you get it, it can be just as bad. If you have problems with your immune system, you might be particularly at risk of getting pneumonia more than once and also pneumonia due to opportunistic infections like pcp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm depressed that my appendix was removed to find out it's important part of my immune system. Will my life change? I'm just scared....
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