Depressed immune system function increases the susceptibility to disease, from colds and flus to cancer. Support and enhancement of the immune system are perhaps the most important steps in achieving resistance to disease. Supporting the immune system involves a health-promoting lifestyle, stress management, exercise, diet, and the appropriate use of nutritional supplements and herbal medicines.
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Michael T. Murray, Naturopathic Medicine, answered
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Integrative Medicine, answered
A low-functioning immune system can cause vague symptoms like exhaustion, getting sick often, inflammation and joint pain, and general fogginess. Watch as functional medicine expert Susan Blum, MD, explains the symptoms of a depressed immune system.