Frequent cold, throat infection. Ways to improve immunity? - Online Doctor Chats
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i wanted to know how we can improve our immunity in general, i tend to catch cold/throat infections a bit frequently compared to others
How many times a year?
frequeny of cold/throat infections is about 7-8 times a year
past 1-2 years i have been having stomach ailments when i eat food in restaurants
no, have'nt taken those tests
Do others like your siblings (brothers & sisters) have similar problem?
Yes the frequency is higher than normal
they fall sick once in a while, but not very frequently
It is good to get tested at local allergy or immunology clinic
ok, same for my stomach ailments also ?
The following foods are found to help the immunity
Dark colored food esp red, orange, blue, yellow colored
They are found in vegetable and fruit in dense amount, they contain carotenoids and flavenoids
which act as antioxidants
You need to have a balance of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids
in your diet
Hence good to choose omega 3 XXXXXXX food like fish, nuts, bean group
It is also good to taste all six in a day, sweet sour bitter etc
Apart from that you need to avoid the food or allergens that you are allergic to
You can get a testing from Allergist or Immunologist
i am also quite under weight for my age and height
You can call the dietitian service on your dashboard and ask for personalized diet plan including the above suggestions given by me
Frequent outside food at restaurant can be toxic to the health
you should always eat home cook hot food
okay, but i dont eat outside frequently, may be once or twice in a fortnight
That is very frequent
any food that is prepared without the knowledge of the eater is considered outside
That means the food that you have in office canteen is considered '
If it is self cooked or by the family members it is considered home made
ok, but i can tolerate my canteen food and home food pretty well.......my office canteen is quite hygeinic
Your take, ask the dietitian to prepare diet chart
Do you have any more queries?
are all fruits good in enhancing immunity .......i am not sure of fruits like black grapes, sapota, banana...... i know that the citrus fruits have lot of vitamin C
All the fruits are good
one more query...... i sometimes have a mild pain towards the left side of my chest, is it because of lifestyle related stress ?
do i need to personally visit a doctor for this problem ?
You should say this to the allergist whom do you XXXXXXX
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No just any doctor
should be able to do a primary assessment and check if it related to heart or lungs
What is your age?
You can get an ECG done for initial testing?
to rule out if it is related to heart
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