Immunocompromised Immune System
The immune system is the defense mechanism of the body against infection. The immune system is a strong wall against germs and helps us stay healthy by attacking infections.
The immune system holds a record of every microbial that it has ever defeated, in the types of white blood cells (b-and t-lymphocytes) known as memory cells. It means if it enters the body again it can destroy the germ by quickly recognizing it, before it rises and makes you feel sick.
Some infections, such as the flu and the common cold, have to fight many times as many different viruses or strains of the same type of viruses can cause these diseases. Getting flu or flu from one virus doesn't give you immunity against the other.
Innate immune system. You are born with it. Adaptive immune system. You develop this when your body is exposed to chemicals released by microbes or microbes.
When the body lacks enough white blood cells or antibodies, the immune system is considered suppressed. A suppressed immune system becomes so weak that it cannot give the body proper immune response to protect it from pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and other infectious microorganisms.
Immunocompromised means having a weak immune system. Immunocompromised patients have low ability to fight infections and other diseases. It can be caused by certain diseases or conditions, such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, malnutrition, and certain genetic disorders. It can also be caused by certain medications or treatments, such as anti-cancer drugs, radiation therapy, and stem cell or organ transplants. This immune system is also called immunosuppressed.
Lymphoma and leukemia are types of cancer that can cause the formation of lymphoma cells, red blood cells, and platelets in the spleen. This makeup can swell the spleen and work less effectively, which can eventually lead to spleen dysfunction. In case of sickle-cell disease, characteristic sickle-shaped red blood cells can block spleen blood vessels, causing swelling and spoiling spleen function.
HIV, which causes AIDS, is an acquired viral infection that destroys white blood cells and weakens the immune system. People with HIV/AIDS can get seriously ill from infections that most people can fight. Actually in the case of AIDS, all types of infections benefit from a weak immune system and attack the patient.
Wash your hands with germ killing soap after using the toilet and before preparation of food as well as before eating.
Brush your teeth at least two times a day, especially before sleeping at night.
A healthy, balanced diet rich in protein and healthy omega fatty acids can help prevent infections.
Staying fit is important to your overall health. Consult your doctor about physical activities that are appropriate for you.
A fluid in your circulatory system called lymph, which carries important immune cells fighting infection around your body, is mostly made of water. Dehydration slows the movement of the lymph, sometimes causing a breakdown in the immune system.
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