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How Could You Know About a Weak Immune System without Being Tested?

A weak immune system noticed early can prevent many complications.

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There’s a myth that colds only happen in winter, but that’s not entirely true. You can catch a cold on a hot summer day as well. You don’t have to worry about illness because your immune system is on guard. If it’s strong, you’re safe. But is it possible to check your immunity without doing various tests?

The Adult Case

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that an adult with good immunity gets sick an average of 2 to 3 times a year. If you get sick more often, see a doctor and check your immune system. Interestingly, most of your illnesses are mild if you have a strong immune system.

The Kids Case

The case is distinct from children. Children have not yet formed an immune system, and they get sick more often than adults. For example, it’s normal for children under the age of two to catch a cold 8–10 times a year, but as the child gets older, this number will decrease.

An indicator of a weak immune system in children is not the number of colds but their complications. Your child is often ill, and these illnesses lead to complications. Then is a clear sign you need to see a family doctor.

Is Testing Even Necessary?

Modern tests are a relatively new method of establishing a diagnosis. Our ancestors had observation as the primary method of diagnosis.

It is better not to neglect tests, especially those designed for your age.

Still, it’s not a reason to think that your immune system is weak because you caught a slight cold in the summer. You should seek advice from your family doctor if you have any concerns.

No one will know your body better than you. By observing and studying yourself, you’ll always know what’s going on with your body. If you suspect something is wrong with you, you know who you should contact.

I hope you enjoyed reading it.

Andy D

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