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Immune Support Specialist

Faride Ramos, MD -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Faride Ramos, MD

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician & Functional Physician located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Now more than ever, it’s important to have a healthy immune system. With immune support and food sensitivity testing from Dr. Faride Ramos at her office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, you can reduce your chances of infections, illnesses, and allergic reactions. To find out how you can better support your immune system, call Dr. Faride Ramos, or request an appointment online today.

Immune Support Q&A

What is immune support?

Your immune system is your body’s powerful defense mechanism against illness. It’s responsible for attacking, eliminating, or blocking harmful pathogens like viruses and bacteria from affecting you and causing you to get sick. It also learns to recognize harmful invaders to better protect against them in the future. 

Immune support refers to behaviors and preventive care that you can take to help your immune system function at its best. Dr. Ramos helps you support your immune system and prevent illnesses with testing, lifestyle changes, and treatments. This is especially important as you age, and your immune system gradually declines. 

You’re more susceptible to illnesses as you age or if you already have an illness or condition that weakens your immune system, like an autoimmune disease. Immune support needs a healthy gut, so Dr. Ramos tests for any intestinal permeability disorder. Dr. Ramos can also test your immune responses with allergy testing and sensitivity testing. 

Why is immune support important?

Immune support is always important because you never know when you’ll come into contact with a harmful pathogen or with something that induces a new or unexpected allergic reaction. It’s especially important with COVID-19 and other highly contagious illnesses. Making yourself less susceptible to illnesses by boosting your own immune system protects not only you but your entire family. 

Even with an extremely healthy immune system, you can’t prevent every illness. However, you can greatly reduce your chances of infection with immune support through lifestyle changes and preparation. 

How can I support my immune system?

Supporting your immune system means improving your general health and possibly making some lifestyle changes. To support your immune system and minimize illness, Dr. Ramos might recommend:

  • Eating a nutritious diet
  • Consuming plenty of vitamins and antioxidants
  • Getting better and more consistent sleep
  • Exercising regularly
  • Learning to manage your stress
  • Avoiding excessive alcohol, smoking, and illicit drug use

You can avoid immune system overreactions by getting tested for allergies, identifying your allergens, and avoiding them to the best of your ability. Allergic reactions happen when your immune system mistakenly identifies something harmless as a harmful pathogen.

How does allergy and sensitivity testing work?

Dr. Ramos provides immune response testing for certain food allergies and sensitivities. The IgG Food Antibody Assessment measures antibodies in your blood that indicate potential reactions to certain foods you consume. Left unchecked, food sensitivities, and allergies can lead to serious conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, skin rashes, Crohn’s disease, and obesity. Dr. Ramos can help you decide if the IgG Food Antibody Assessment could help you find out what’s causing your symptoms. 

If you’re interested in learning more about immune support and food allergy testing, call Dr. Faride Ramos or book your appointment online today.