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Does having a lowered immune system increase the risk of Candida?
A lowered immune system can make you susceptible to a whole range of different diseases.
Bacterial infections, parasitic infections, viral infections, and Candida infections are more likely to occur if your immune system isn’t functioning at its peak.
When your resistance drops, your susceptibility increases. That makes you a sitting duck for a whole lot of different illnesses.
Lowered immune systems are often caused by stress of some sort. Sometimes the stress is a result of spending too much time on screen, including social media. Screen “addiction” can get int the way of healthy behaviors like eating healthy, sleeping enough, being physically active, and going to the bathroom as appropriate.
Other sources of stress that can influence your immune system include not liking your job, poor relationships, and housing that doesn’t suit your needs.
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There are many reasons why you can have a lowered immune system. My recommendation is to try and work out why your immune system is low.
When I was in my 20s, I had a shift work job, working rotating shifts around the clock. I also lived
in a crappy old home that was prone to flooding when it rained, so that was a lot of stress for me.
All of those factors lowered my immune system, which is one of the reasons I got Candida.
If you’ve got Candida, try to understand that when your susceptibility is high, and your resistance is low, stress usually underpins that problem.
It’s up to you to determine what that pivotal stress is in your life and try to address it, so you can make the immune system more powerful. A robust immune system will help you to nail Candida much quicker than just swallowing a bunch of pills.