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Immunity - lowered
 
Standard Definition

The immune system is an intricate network involving the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, thymus gland, tonsils, lymphocytes (specialised white blood cells), antibodies, and interferon. Two types of immunity protect the body: non-specific and specific. Non-specific immunity is our generalised resistance, providing a first line defense against infection (eg. stomach acidity, mucous secretions). Specific immunity is the second barrier to infection that is acquired after coming into contact with a specific organism. The specific immune system retains a memory of all the invaders it has faced so that it becomes immune to recurrent infections by that specific bug, producing antibodies to such organisms as the measles. Unfortunately some bugs — such as the viruses that cause the common cold — are able to cloak themselves in disguise and cause recurrent infections.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Chronic or severe illness, medications including those used for cancer treatment and corticosteroids
  • Malnutrition, nutritional deficiencies, allergy and food intolerance, high sugar diet
  • Anaemia (iron, folate or B12 deficiency anaemia)
  • Excessive alcohol intake, cigarette smoking, recreational and prescribed drugs
  • Stress, depression, lack of sleep
  • Over exercise, over training syndrome in athletes
  • Underweight or obesity, anorexia nervosa
  • Low grade, sub-clinical bacterial presence, eg. Candida and dysbiosis
  • Heavy metal and chemical toxicity
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Recurrent infections
  • Fatigue, malaise, intermittent fevers
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Development of autoimmune disease
  • Development of cancer
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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