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Does Menopause Weaken Your Immune System?

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How Does the Immune System Work?


Activation/inhibition of the immune response on T-cells through the T-cell receptor, CD4, B7-1, CD28, CTLA-4, PD-L1 and PD-1
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T-cells Can Decrease During Menopause


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Inflammation Increases During Menopause


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Autoimmune Disorders Occur More Frequently in Women


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How Menopause Affects Autoimmune Disorders


Culture of enterobacteria
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Increase in Urinary Tract Infections


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Increased Stress Can Decrease Immune Function


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Other Factors That Affect the Immune System After Menopause


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Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care.