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Being sick more than 5 days per year may be a result of poor health decisions. You must try to maintain a balanced diet and exercise.
People who are constantly sick, but do not suffer from any major diseases like HIV / AIDS, cancer or other conditions that severely attack the immune system, usually are like that because they live an unhealthy lifestyle that can be improved .
Viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites are present everywhere and are constantly trying to enter our body and harm us. It is up to our body’s natural defense systems to protect us from these invaders that take our energy and productivity, and may even cause our death.
If you are sick for more than one week per year from whatever disease, be it flu, herpes, sinusitis, pharyngitis or others, check your daily habits and seek help from a doctor to improve your health. You may have a secondary immunodeficiency problem caused by one or more factors attacking your defenses. Here are some recommendations.
The immune system: is a set of cells, tissues and organs that, through lymphocytes and antibodies, is responsible for identifying and destroying harmful agents that try to invade the body when we are not constantly living healthy lifestyles.
Pathogens = Germs = Microorganisms = All are generic terms used to refer to any microscopic thing that transmits a disease. It encompasses viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites, etc.
Try to eat a balanced diet and do not skip meals, consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, and avoid foods high in fats and sugars.
Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day to stay hydrated.
The stress caused by personal problems lowers your defenses. Get help to learn to control your emotions.
Extended periods of sadness and depression affect your immune system. Seek professional help if you are suffering one of them.
Exercise, do not smoke or consume excessive alcohol or drugs, as these are substances that attack the immune system and have other negative effects on your body.
Good sleep is at least 8 hours per day if you are under age 20 and at least 7 hours per day if you're older. Deep sleep is essential for good health.
Do not self-medicate. Always consult a doctor before taking any medicine.