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i feel low and depressed i have a lot off pressure on my self

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i feel low and depressed i have a lot off pressure on my self as i care for my elderly mother which is hard.would this added stress be causing my immune system to be low would it affect other parts of my body as i get a lot of water infections
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  The Physician replied 2 years ago.
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I an only imagine how you feel, but before I go on to advise you
Can you explain what you mean by 'water infections'?
Expert:  The Physician replied 2 years ago.
Anyway
Yes Stress can be a factor influencing the immune system. Most doctors believe there may be other interactions with inate (genetic) causes. rather than being a cause of immune-suppression.
The stress hormones are steroids, and so cause significant suppression of the bodies ability to respond effectively to disease and microorganisms.
i will advise you to seek help, both in Psychological counseling as well as evaluation of your physical health.
Remember, you need to be 'strong' to continue taking care of your mum.
Expert:  The Physician replied 2 years ago.
Hi Nicola

how are you feeling?
I hope my advise helped.
Let me know if you need any other clarifications or advise

Thanks

Dr Obinna

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