Immune System Health
Support your immune system with holistic medicine in Brooklyn, NY
Your immune system is the front line of defense against pathogenic microbes, including viruses, bacteria, and fungi among others. Many lifestyle choices and environmental factors can impact the immune system, including stress and diet. The NY Center for Integrative Medicine in Brooklyn can help you understand how to support your immune system to keep you healthier.
What are the signs of an unhealthy immune system?
When your immune system is not functioning properly, neither are you. You may have:
- Difficulty handling stress
- Frequent indigestion
- Lots of sick days
- Frequent allergies and infections
- Slow wound healing
- Aches and pains
How do you support the immune system?
The immune system is a complex network of cells, hormones, proteins, and symbiotic microbes in your body that work together to fight off known invaders and adapt to new ones. As you age, your body’s immune system can begin to weaken, and certain medications like antibiotics can speed up the process.
Our practice can perform blood screening to check for low levels of hormones, vitamins, or other nutrients that your immune system needs to function properly. We can also check for elevated levels of blood proteins that indicate inflammation and screen your microbiome to look for signs of imbalance. Once we have a clear picture of your health, we can recommend diet and lifestyle changes, customized IV therapies, and botanical formulas to boost your immune system and put things back into harmony.
You know your body best. If something does not feel right, we are here to help. Integrative medicine goes beyond treating the symptoms and looks to optimize your whole wellbeing so you can face every day feeling vibrant and healthy. If you are not feeling well, we can help. Contact our office in Brooklyn today to set up an appointment.