Do You Have a Weak Immune System?

A compromised immune system makes you more susceptible to viruses and other infections. But how do you know if you have a weak immune system? Typical symptoms include autoimmune disorders, blood disorders such as anemia, frequent infections, and digestive problems. There are many causes of these issues, including a poor diet, inadequate sleep, poor dental hygiene, as well as ongoing systemic health problems. While some of these factors are beyond your control, many of them aren’t. By adopting good daily habits, you can boost and protect your immune system. A periodontist can also help you strengthen your weak immune system in Chester, NJ.

As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Thomas A. Bissell has great concern for the immune systems of his patients. A highly credentialed gum health specialist, he knows gum disease is intimately tied to your immune system and offers this advice to keep it strong:

1.       Improve Your Diet

Are you eating a variety of foods every day, including fresh fruits and vegetables? Be sure to choose foods rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, and fiber. Avoid processed foods, fatty foods, and sugary foods. If you eat meat, choose lean cuts.

2.       Get Some Rest

Sleep alleviates stress and gives our bodies the chance to heal, boosting the immune system. Adults should get up to 10 hours of sleep per night, when possible.

3.       Look After Your Teeth and Gums

Did you know that bacterial buildup is the cause behind gum disease and many dental health issues? Left untreated, it can harm not only your dental health but your systemic health. You can avoid such problems by brushing and flossing as directed and having regular dental checkups and cleanings.

4.       Seek Expert Help

Only you can control your dietary, sleep, and dental hygiene habits. However, when you have immune system-compromising issues with your dental health, Dr. Bissell can put his years of advanced specialty training in treating gums and other supporting structures of the teeth to work for you.

Keep Your Immune System Strong!

Call Dr. Bissell at 908-879-1830 now for invaluable help. Or, schedule an appointment here. 


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