IMMUNE PROBLEMS

Immune_system_lgCAUSES – The responsibility of the immune system is to seek and destroy pathogens when they enter the bloodstream through environmental toxins, stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, sleep, and abuse of alcohol and tobacco.  Researchers have also determined that overdependence on antibiotics can also adversely affect the immune system.  It has been stated by some scientist that cancer, diabetes, or kidney disease can weaken the bodies immune defense.  A decrease number of lymphocytes, which is an inherited defect, makes an individual vulnerable to infection.

TREATMENT – One of the best ways to boost your immune system is through exercise and proper dieting.  A nuritionist or a physical therapist can give you guidance.  Antibody injections, tissue or bone marrow transplantation, prolong use of antibiotics may help individuals with serious inherited immunodeficiencies.  A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIS), corticosteroids can help with autoimmune disorders.  There are some solutions for allergy suffers such as antihistamines, decongestants, or inhaled corticosteroids.  Consult a specialist on using acupuncture, massage, or homeopathy for specific symptoms.

PREVENTION – Reduce your consumption of alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and avoid overeating.  You should try to use remedies less powerful than antibiotics such as analgesics, vitamins, and herbal therapies.  Prolonged radiation exposure, harmful chemicals, and prolonged use of immunosuppressive drugs can damage the immunity and be avoided if possible.

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