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What Proteins Are Fundamental To The Immune System
How can we improve our immune system? What is the diet we should follow? Which. Food increase immune s ytem
Balanced immunity: Nutritious diet: limiting processed sugar, fats, along with probiotics; maintain ideal body weight with restful sleep, drinking plenty of water, & regular exercise (brisk walking, 3 times/week, e.g.) helps maintain a balanced immune system= no hypersensitivity/ allergies, the ability to fight off infections. Good diet = needed minerals. Vit. D supplement if you can't get daily, safe sun exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes & no: In some ways, your immune system gets "reprogrammed" every time we encounter a new germ by "learning" how to combat it so that it is eliminated better the next time it is encountered. This memory feature is harder to reprogram. Some memory fades over time (hence the need for booster shots); o/w immunosuppresants are used to dampen an unwanted response (as in preventing transplant rejection). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thats a big question: That's a big question that people dedicate their lives to study and find out. All the systems are important in "homeostasis". Narrowing which "homostasis" to a single function or a specific organ may allow a more specific explanation; but still lots and lots of effects. ...Read more
It's Tough: The essentials are a good diet rich in proteins, and some luck. Some chemo therapies really cause profound decreases in the white blood cells and this can be battled with medicines such as Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) or neupogen. There will be peaks and valleys in your white cell counts. When low, stay away from crowds and sick people and uncooked foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Diet and exercise: A balanced diet with plenty of leafy green vegetables supports your immune system. Consider organic vegetables in a salad and juiced. Exercise every day however you like helps too. Stress reduction with meditation is a big help. This is such a good time in your life to develop these good habits. Also, live cheaply so you'll never get trapped in a job you no longer love. All the best. ...Read more
If the immune system targeted specific nerves cells why would the body not be able to feel the process of those nerves cells being attacked?
No sensory nerves...: If there are no sensory nerve endings in that part of the body, then no sensations are detected, so thus the brain receives no information (and so we don't "feel" anything going on). Imagine a city with 1000 security cameras. There will be "blind spots" in places that the cameras aren't looking. The police do not see things that are happening in the "blind spots". ...Read more
Immunologist: Yes, there are screening tests for immune dysfunction, and also more specific tests if history is consistent with immune dysfunction and/or screening tests abnormal. NK cell dysfunction is rare. I would see an immunologist for further discussion and evaluation. ...Read more
Is it true that in certain diseases, the immune system attacks your body - it causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues?
Yes: Body can make antibodies as well as cells that damage or destroy its own cells and tissues and are the basis for some diseases, e.g., systemic lupus, hemolytic anemia, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and more. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001819/. ...Read more
Fitness: 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
All fruits are good : Eating fruits with each meal daily is very healthful. Vegetables especially colored ones are also healhty and should be part of each meal. This will allow you to cut on animal based foods(red meat) which have too much harmful(saturated) fat in it. ...Read more
Very complicated: Generally speaking, the innate immune system is the part of the immune system that you are born with, while the adaptive immune system is developed over time and with exposure to infection. While they are separate entities, they certainly work together in a complimentary fashion to fight various infections. Good question! ...Read more
What are the dangers of inhibiting the cytokine cascade that is initiated by bartonella? Can your immune system still kill the bartonella?
Bartonella: Most people get bartonella infections when they are immunocomprised, so it really depends on the persons individual immune system. The standard is to treat with antibiotics. Do you know what illness is involved? Cat scratch fever? Bartonella can be found in fleas, ticks, biting flies, mosquitoes, lice, mites, and chiggers. ...Read more
If the immune system attacked killed the neurons cell body axons dendrites nerves throughout the body is it possible and what diagnosis would this be?
Complicated: This description is quite improbable and sounds as it the person may be deceased. If you are having neurological deficiencies stronglysuggest that you see a neurologist and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
No magic here: The internet sites touting "superfoods" that supposedly enhance immunity are all made up as entertainment. A sensible diet will prevent the immunodeficiency seen in nutritional disease. You also need to know that, based on the studies i've had a chance to review, nothing from a pill bottle will enhance your overall immune health so much as a serious re-commitment to aerobic fitness. ...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
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