Immunodeficiency disorders are a group of conditions in which the body’s immune system is either severely weakened or not functioning at all. In some cases, patients are born with immunodeficiency disorders. In others, however, such as in AIDS or certain cancers, the disorder is acquired later in life. Acquired immunodeficiency disorders are the most common type.
What is the immune system?
The immune system is the body’s defense against infectious organisms and other harmful influences from the environment. It primarily consists of the tonsils, lymph nodes, thymus, spleen, and bone marrow.
The main tasks of the immune system are to recognize invaders such as viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites; neutralize them; and remove them from the body. The immune system also has to recognize and neutralize harmful substances from the environment, and fight against the body’s own cells when they present a threat to it, such in cancer.
Symptoms of immunodeficiency disorders
The symptoms of immunodeficiency disorders include the following:
|» Repeated occurrence of pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections, ear infections, meningitis, or other infections|
|» Inflammation and infection of internal organs|
|» Blood disorders, such as low platelet counts or anemia|
|» Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis|
Diagnosis of immunodeficiency disorders
If your doctor suspects you have an immunodeficiency disorder, he or she will run a variety of different laboratory tests. These may include checking your white blood cell count, your T cell count, and your immunoglobulin levels.
To read more, please see the source: Natural Treatment Of Immunodeficiency Disorders – Dr. Rath Health Foundation
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