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The Top Causes of a Weak Immune System

If you’ve noticed that you aren’t feeling like you should or are getting sick more frequently than usual, your immune system may need some attention. Knowing the top causes of a weak immune system will help you identify when to seek treatment to help you feel your best.

A strong immune system helps you feel great and avoid catching colds or the flu. Frequent illnesses or infections, fatigue, and a persistent feeling of malaise can all be signs that your immune system isn’t functioning like it should. Here are the top causes of a weak immune system.

Chronic Stress

weak immune systemEnvironmental and emotional stress can take a toll on every system of your body, impacting everything from weight gain, mood, libido, and your immune function, to name a few.

If you have a lot of stress in your life, try to find ways to reduce the stress. Delegating tasks to workmates at the office can help reduce work-based pressures while splitting to-dos at home can ease up obligations at home.

Hobbies are one effective outlet to disengage from the stressors in your life. Mindfulness is another way to carve out some dedicated stress-free time in your day.

Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and boost your mood at the same time. Of course, exercise can improve your overall health, so you can enjoy the benefits of less stress and a healthier you.

Our Hormone Test can help identify if you have an imbalance of cortisol, your main stress hormone, so that you can be certain whether stress is contributing to a weak immune system.

Diet

weak immune systemThe fuel you put into your body is an essential part of keeping your immune system in top condition. A diet low in vitamins and minerals means that your body can’t get the nutrients it needs to function at its best.

Over-the-counter oral supplements are one way of helping your body meet its micronutrient needs. IV therapy is a great option to ensure 100% absorption of essential vitamins and nutrients with no waste. As a bonus, IV therapy hydrates you, helping remove free radicals and toxins that can also contribute to a weak immune system.

Our Micronutrient Test can identify any vitamin deficiencies in your body so you can target areas of improvement instead of using trial-and-error to figure out what your body needs most.

Lack of Sleep

mobile IV therapyA night or two of poor sleep here and there may make you feel tired for the day but can generally be corrected with a solid night of sleep. A consistent lack of sleep, however, can lead to a sleep deficit.

Much like stress, a sleep deficit impacts your entire body. A consistent lack of sleep can contribute to weight gain, mood changes, higher blood pressure, an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and more.

If you seem to be getting sick more frequently than usual or you’re feeling under the weather on a regular basis, consider booking more time to sleep. Getting enough sleep helps ensure that your immune system can function at its best. The CDC recommends different sleep targets depending on your age.

Autoimmune Disorders

weak immune systemAutoimmune disorders occur when the immune system misfires, attacking normal tissue instead of foreign bodies such as bacteria or viruses. There are over 80 types of autoimmune disorders; celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, and pernicious anemia are all types of autoimmune disorders.

Autoimmune diseases are heavily influenced by genetics. Our Genetics Testing can identify if an autoimmune disorder is contributing to your symptoms.

Drip Hydration Offers IV Treatments to Boost Your Immune System

IV therapy provides your body with the vitamins and antioxidants it needs to fight off illness whether you’re in the middle of cold and flu season or you just need a pick-me-up. We bring treatments directly to you so that you don’t have to wait in traffic or potentially pick up a cold at your local clinic’s waiting room.

Book an Immune Boost appointment today so that you can stay in top health year-round!