Men’s Immune System

Men’s Immune System

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Image courtesy of renjith Krishnan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

One of the most important parts of a man’s body is his immune system and when your immune system works properly, the rest of your body works the way it should and you can fight off diseases better. However, when a man’s immune system works poorly, the man gets sick quickly and he decreases his lifespan. If you are obese, you should lose the excess weight because obesity causes problems in your immune system. It is also important that you increase your intake of vitamin C-rich foods such as citrus fruits because vitamin C is important in building a man’s immune system. Carrots also have high levels of vitamin C. Omega 3 fatty acids are important for a strong immune system because they increase production of white blood cells.

Men’s Immune System

Pass Me The Steak

 Did you know that steak boosts immunity in men? This is because according to medical researchers at the University of California, beef is rich with zinc and zinc is necessary in producing more white blood cells and in addition to this, you are getting your protein, which is also helpful in improving the immune system. If your immune system is weak due to cancer treatment, steak can strengthen the immune system but you don’t want to eat too much of it because you want your cholesterol levels to stay regulated.

Cut Back on Sugary Foods

 Too much consumption of sugary foods are not good for a man’s immune system because when you eat sugary foods, the sugar prevents the immune system from working efficiently and this could last between five to six hours in the body. Replace the sugary foods with healthier options such as dried fruits, fresh fruits, nuts and whole grain snacks that are low in sugar. Since alcoholic mixed drinks have high sugar content, you want to avoid these too.

Talking With Your Doctor

 When you meet with the doctor to discuss your immune system, discuss any symptoms that you feel could be the result of a weak immune system such as constant tiredness, irritability, depression, sleeplessness and being easily prone to common colds, flu and bronchitis. Your doctor also needs to know your medical history and any medications you’re currently taking so that the doctor can make the right diagnosis and that you will receive the best treatment.

Conclusion

 A major culprit in a weak immune system is the HIV virus and this virus destroys your white blood cells, which are necessary for a healthy immune system. This is why once an HIV patient develops full-blown AIDS, he gets weaker over time and loses his ability to fight off the cold, pneumonia and cancer growth. You want to practice safe sex by using condoms and not having intercourse with anyone who could be infected with HIV. Overall, you want to practice good healthy habits while you are young so that your immune system will be strong as you age.

 

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