How you respond to an infection is largely based on the strength of your immune system and overall health. In a day and age when both avoiding infections and also having a strong response if you catch one is so important, it makes a lot of sense to focus on supporting this system so it can provide you with the greatest protection possible.
The first step is to find out what is weakening your immune system. Are you not getting enough of the essential nutrients in your diet? Or eating too many refined and processed foods that are inhibiting its proper function? Too much antiobiotic use, or even just the use of certain medications which act as immunosuppressants can all have harmful effects. Other causes like chronic infections or excessive stress can play a role in this root cause as well.
Having someone assess you properly and uncover the major areas of concern will bring you one step closer to knowing which treatments options will work best.
Doctors typically treat the symptoms when it comes to frequent infections i.e. they give antibiotics for bacterial infections, anti-virals for viral infections or anti-fungals if the issue seems to be fungal in nature. Though these medications can be life saving in some situations, unfortunately they do little to build the immune system back up, thus not helping to prevent future infections.
Natural Healthcare Options:
There are many natural and effective solutions for weak immune systems, however first and foremost the cause must be identified. Once that is done by a KIH Naturopathic Doctor, they will help implement a plan that encompasses a variety of natural treatments including wholesome nutrition, supplements and beneficial lifestyle modifications. For some patients, intravenous vitamin drip immune treatments with high doses of vitamin c, zinc and other key nutrients can be helpful as well.
Click here to read more about the KIH Immune Care Plan.