Immune System Specialist

Birmingham Royal Oak Medical Group

Holistic Health & Primary Care located in Royal Oak, MI

To keep your body strong and healthy, it’s critical to protect and strengthen your immune system. At Birmingham Royal Oak Medical Group in Royal Oak, Michigan, you have access to several therapies to enhance your immunity and boost your ability to fight infection and disease. Mumtaz George, MD, works with you to treat the root cause of your illness without compromising your immune system. Call the office to learn more about immunity enhancement or use the online scheduling option.

Immune System Q & A

What is the immune system?

Your immune system is an intricate network of cells, organs, and proteins that protect you from foreign invaders like infections, viruses, and microbes. If your immune system isn’t functioning correctly, you’re at risk for frequent mild illnesses or severe diseases because your body has lost its ability to defend itself.

What parts of my body make up my immune system?

The primary parts of your immune system include:

  • Antibodies
  • Spleen
  • White blood cells
  • Bone marrow
  • Tissues
  • Cells
  • Organs

Problems with your immune system also impact your lymph nodes.

What are some immune system diseases?

Problems with your immune system include:

  • Immune deficiency diseases like HIV
  • Autoimmune diseases like irritable bowel syndrome and Type 1 diabetes
  • Allergies like pollen or dust
  • Asthma
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Fibromyalgia

Dr. George works with you to understand the exact nature and origin of your immune system disorder so he can treat the underlying cause.

What are the symptoms of immune system dysfunction?

You may have an autoimmune or immune system disorder if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in your stool
  • Skin rashes
  • Insomnia
  • Food intolerance
  • Dry mouth
  • Brain fog
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Unexpected hair loss
  • Jaundice
  • Sinus infections

Other signs of immune system dysfunction are weight gain and weight loss, yeast infections, pink eye, diarrhea, and pneumonia.

What does it mean to enhance immunity?

To diagnose your immune system disorder, Dr. George discusses your health history, conducts a comprehensive physical exam, and collects some of your blood to check your blood count. If he discovers immunodeficiency, he uses a variety of holistic, natural, and traditional methods to help enhance your immunity and restore immune system function. Some of the methods he recommends are:

  • IV nutrition therapy
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved sleep quality and quantity
  • Sugar reduction
  • Diet and lifestyle enhancements
  • Probiotics
  • Regular exercise

Depending on your needs and the severity of your immune system condition, Dr. George may prescribe medications. He’ll customize a plan to restore your health.

To learn more about how to boost your immune system and optimize your health, call the office to book an appointment to explore immunity enhancement or use the online scheduling option.