The immune system is a complex body defense system that works night and day to protect you from pathogens that can cause you to become sick in a variety of ways.
Let’s look at ten signs that your immunity is unhealthy and offer some solutions.
You Get Sick A Lot
You may experience frequent bouts of colds and just feeling lousy and rundown if your immune system is weak. This can occur from increased levels of stress, unhealthy diet, overwork, and not getting ample rest and relaxation time. While not as serious as other immune system issue conditions, it is still a sign that you need to take better care of yourself by eating a healthy diet and reducing stress.
Proper nutrition supports immune system health, and reducing stress takes removes a huge burden not only from the immune system but your body overall and all its internal process to keep you healthy, energized and feeling your best.
One of the signs of unhealthy immunity is bruising easily. If you notice you are bruising easily, this is a cardinal sign that your body could be bleeding on the inside. This means you are prone to infections. There are many causes of easy bruising. The first is deficiency of vitamin C and Zinc. This will cause the tiny blood vessels, the capillaries, to rupture easily. There will also be a deficiency of white blood cells. Look at most of the throat lozenges on the market. You will notice the addition of vitamin C and Zinc.
Your Immune System Will Speak To You Through Allergies
The situation actually becomes more serious than easy bruising. Allergies are a way your body uses to tell you your immune system is weak. Most people believe allergies are normal, but they are not at all normal. There are ways to control allergies but this is a sign of a weakening immune system.
You should pay attention. Sure, you can go to a store and buy allergy relief. Many of us do it.
Think about it: Do you want to take an allergy pill every day or would you like to get to the root of the matter?
You should consult a skilled herbalist or medical nutritionist when allergies arise. Allopathic medicine will only lead you to temporary remedies.
Allergies become autoimmune disorders and there are various manifestations of these disorders. Your allergies could be slowly killing you and you may not even notice. You may not notice until the pain begins. This is when your immune system begins to attack organs and tissues in your body. You may need critical treatment for some of these disorders.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
This is a condition in which your immune system begins to attack connective tissue. It typically manifests as arthritis symptoms. This is a cardinal sign of immune deficiency and affects the entire body. It comes and goes, but eventually can destroy all connective tissue leading to seizures and kidney problems as well as heart problems, which will manifest as difficulty breathing and rapid heartbeat.
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
This is a condition when the immune cells begin to attack the skin only, causing horrible rashes, and delayed healing.
This is when the immune system begins to attack the joints of the body. Doctors will prescribe drugs, which inhibit the immune system. This has drawbacks of a serious nature, compromising your immunity even further.
The condition of Fibromyalgia was once believed to be psychosomatic, or created by the mind. Now it is recognized as a genuine medical problem. The immune system is consistently attacking the muscles in your body. This causes inflammation and pain.
This is a situation when the colon becomes consistently inflamed and the pain is terrible. You will have to consult a gastroenterologist about this condition, as it could be more severe than a food allergy or bad diet. Considering and implementing an improved diet could be a way out.
Low White Blood Cell Count
Our white blood cells are at the forefront of our immune defense system. It is important to get regular check-ups with your doctor. They will do something called a Complete Blood Count, or CBC. This measures red and white blood cells in your body. If white blood cells are elevated or decreased it indicates some type of problem. Typically, it is related to infection or deficiency. Your physician will need to find the cause.