Blood work is seldom helpful in detecting early signs of weak immune system. Many people are wondering how to tell if there is anything wrong with their defenses and whether they may have trouble fighting germs.
Even though the blood work may not say much there is a list of of low immune system symptoms and signs that can help distinguish whether you should stop worrying or take action.
7 overlooked low immune system symptoms:
1. Infections that do not go away
The body is designed to effectively fight with viruses and bacteria. Lingering infections that do not produce a strong response is on the top of the list of low immune system symptoms.
2. Feeling chilled frequently
Body coldness may have many causes, but chilled body is more likely to become a host of a flu or cold virus. Human influenza virus will replicate most vigorously at 33 degrees C (91.4F) . Common cold virus also replicates faster in a colder body.
The reasons for feeling cold can be many. Did you know that some foods can make your body more chilly? If you are prone to cold hands or feet and suffer from frequent colds you should know which foods are not for you. Print the list below and stick it to your fridge. This way you will have a handy reference chart in your kitchen.
3. Feeling tired
The body requires a tremendous amount of energy when fighting germs. That`s why persistent fatigue should be raising a red flag. Even when not obvious low-grade infection can be masquerading as fatigue and vice versa. Weak body has poor defenses and thus can`t fight off germs
4. Being overweight
Carrying extra pounds does make a difference to the immune system. Overweight people are more likely to have immune-suppressing sugar in their diet and suffer from inflammation. It is worth remembering that weight loss and exercise has been shown to improve body defenses.
5. Being bloated
How can bloating be among one of the low immune system symptoms? Close to 80% of body defenses is in the gut. Bloating is a sign of digestive system problems and by extension expect destruction of immune-protective digestive flora. Bloating may actually one of the very earliest warning sign of weakened body.
6. Low blood cholesterol
Low blood cholesterol is not a symptom, but a very important predictor of body defensive powers. People with low cholesterol have higher susceptibility to infections than those with high cholesterol. Low cholesterol is also associated with higher cancer mortality.
7. Night sweats
Persistent unresolved infections can cause chronic night sweats. Although infections are not the only reason behind wetting the pillow get suspicious if it is accompanied with other low immune system symptoms mentioned above.
Body defenses is one of those most difficult areas to test. There are currently no adequate blood test to measure immune system strength. Your doctor can count white blood cells and their subsets, but cannot assess how active or effective there are, so even if your blood tests are normal you may still have a weak body. For heath tests and all your ImmSystem needs visit Our STORE