health conditions


Question by  aantix (15)

What does it mean to have a suppressed immune system?

Why would you want it suppressed?


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

The main reason the immune system would need to be suppressed is for a body organ transplant. The patient is given drugs so the body won't reject the new liver, heart, etc. Sometimes a patient with an autoimmune disease is deliberately treated to lessen the immune system so the body won't "turn on" the intestines, liver or whatever.


Answer by  dkulze (160)

A surpressed immune system is when your body's ability to fight against infection and intruders has been reduced. This can be either due to an illness such as HIV or can be medically induced intentionally. When induced, it is usually following organ transplant or insertion of artificial body parts, to keep the body from rejecting them.


Answer by  kristin66 (174)

If its repressed it is not working at its usual capacity.It will make you more susceptible to infections and illnesses.You would want it only in the case of a transplant so that your body won't reject the organ since its not yours.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

It doesn't have anything to do with wanting it or not what it means is yourimmune system isn't working the way it should be. It is ean internal thing that happns. It has nothing to do with what the person decides.

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