Tell-tale Signs that your Immune System Needs Help

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Sep 03, 2014

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You do know that a dry nose and flabs on your body can make you unhealthy, but have you ever thought how? It is because they have an effect on your immune system. Read on to know more such signs.
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    Look for Signals

    There are some people who can happily enjoy the winters and rains without worrying about the cold and flu and then, there are people who cannot stop sneezing and have a constantly blocked nose whenever the chilly winds start blowing. So, have you ever wondered what makes some people so vulnerable to diseases? It is the immune system that puts or saves you from the risk of contracting a disease. When your immune system is impaired and needs immunity, your body sends away signals which may look normal to you but, are very important to be noticed. Here are some of them.

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    You consume Sugar Too Much

    According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consuming 100g of sugar disturbed the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria for up to 5 hours of consumption. So, if you thought eating sugar only added that extra flab around the tummy, think about your weak immune system too.

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    You Consume Fluids Insufficiently

    Fluids are necessary to push out toxins from your body. The amount of fluids needed to wash out toxins can vary from person to person. To check if the consumed amount of water is right for you or not, you can see the colour of your urine. If it is pale yellow, you are on the right path.

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    You are More Flabby than Ever

    Excess weight can harm your heart, brain and other organs. But, did you know it can be hazardous for your immune system too? When your body carries excessive weight, it creates hormonal imbalance and inflammation that weakens the immune system’s ability to fight infections.

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    You Drink Water directly from the Tap

    The quality of water has an important role to play in boosting immunity. Well, water has been found to contain a high amount of arsenal in it which can be the cause of several different cancers and can be hazardous for your immune system too.

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    You have a Dry Nose

    Even though runny nose may seem very irritating but, it is a good defense system against cold and flu. The viruses get stuck to the mucus and get cleared from the body. When your nasal passages become too dry, it lets the germs to stay inside the body giving birth to various diseases.

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    You are Stressed

    It has been proven in a study that too much stress can weaken the immune system and that is why you tend to fall ill after working for long hours under a stressed deadline. Also, if you are already suffering from flu, being a stressful condition can worsen your symptoms.

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    You get Flu attacks Frequently

    If your nose is always running and you suffer from cold all the time, it indicates that your immune system does not operate properly. Frequent cold might mean that the resistance of your body is really low.

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