8 Factors that May Weaken Your Immune System
Even for experts, it is hard to predict how infecting COVID-19 will affect a person, but it’s possible to determine factors that can weaken the immune system. Here they are:
- Certain medical conditions: diabetes, malnutrition, untreated HIV, leukemia, and multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.
- Medications: drugs for the treatment of autoimmune disorders, chemotherapy drugs, and steroids.
- Lack of healthy sleep.
- Isolation, it can put a person at higher risk for mental health challenges.
- Poor diet: a traditional Western diet that is high in fat, sugar, and processed foods.
- Sedentary lifestyle: it weakens heart function and inactivity and obesity are associated with decreased immunity.
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