Do You Have A Weak Immune System? Here's How You Can Know.

January 21, 2021 | 499 words | 3 minutes

How to tell if you have a weak immune system

If you have been experiencing persistent and recurring infections, you may have a weak immune system. Some causes of a weak immune system like age and certain diseases are out of our control, but there are still various factors that you can control. It is scientifically proven that unhealthy habits like not getting enough sleep, a poor diet, and stress directly correlate with a weakened immune system.

Conistent sleep is key
Conistent sleep is key

However, if you are young and following healthy habits, then the following reasons may contribute to a weakened immune system:

  1. Lack of sunlight: If you do not get enough sunlight, and thus vitamin D, it can reduce the functioning of your immune system.
  2. Alcohol: Alcohol is toxic to the bone marrow and thus too much alcohol directly reduces immunity.
  3. Medications: Steroids and other immune-suppressing drugs reduce the functioning of your immune system. They should never be taken unless prescribed by a doctor.
  4. Immune system disorder: Immune system disorders such as AIDS or leukemia can negatively impact the functioning of your immune system.
  5. Auto-immune diseases: One type of immune system disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s, whereby the immune system identifies the wrong cells as invaders and attacks them can also reduce the functioning of your immune system.
  6. Persistent fatigue: There is an intricate relationship between the nervous and immune systems. When the immune system is suppressed, it is often expressed through persistent fatigue. This can also further result in hormonal issues, mental health problems, and heightened stress levels.
  7. Skin rashes and irritation: The skin plays an integral role in your immune system. Any weaknesses often get expressed in the skin. Specifically, if you suffer from psoriasis, it might be due to a weakened immune system.
  8. Slow-healing wounds: If you find that your wounds are healing slowly, it can be a telltale sign that your immune system is weakened.

If you suffer from prolonged and recurrent infections, it is quite likely that you have a weak immune system.

If you are young, you shouldn't keep falling sick
If you are young, you shouldn’t keep falling sick

Here are 6 easy ways to make sure your immune system stays strong. Even if you do each one for 30 minutes, it is a great start towards a lifetime of physical and mental wellbeing:

  1. Sleep adequately and stay away from screens for a least 30 minutes before sleeping
  2. Get your vitamin D by standing in the sun once a day for 30 minutes
  3. Engage in at least 30 minutes of exercise every day.
  4. Alleviate stress with meditation.
  5. Add the goodness of whole foods to your diet and use supplements only where needed.
  6. Add Mulmina to your diet to ensure you are never compromising on your daily requirement of antioxidants and immunity-boosting superfoods.
Add Mulmina to your diet to keep illnesses away
Add Mulmina to your diet to keep illnesses away

Mulmina is a completely natural immunity booster. It comes fortified with all the antioxidants your body needs in a day. It is also quite delicious.

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First published on January 21, 2021
#Immune System, #Nutrition, #antioxidants, #Dr. Kate Allen

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