What does it mean to have a compromised immune system and how do you know if you have one? Is this a reversible condition due to poor nutrition, lack of sleep, habits or is it a medical condition or disease?
Immunity refers to the body's ability to keep illness away. If you have a strong immune system, then your body is able to keep itself healthy by fighting illness.
Therefore, a compromised immune system means a body that does not have good immunity - a body that does not have the ability to defend against illness or medical challenges. If you have heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or any chronic illness, or if you have an acute illness that seems to last for a long period of time, your body system may be consider compromised.
If you have a compromised immune system (also called immunosupressed) then you may be at risk for contracting an infectious illness that can make you very sick, or will cause you to die.