Do you have a weak immune system? How can you tell? Read on to learn the top signs you have a weak immune system and what to do about it.

There’s little worse than realizing that your body can’t fight off invading germs!

When one gets sick, though, the solution isn’t as simple as getting healthy. It’s important to know the processes that work together to allow natural immunity.

Fortunately, the steps needed to boost your immune system are straightforward when you understand what’s wrong with your natural immunity. Taking these steps will improve your lifestyle, as well!

Read on to learn more about whether you might have a weak immune system and what you can do about it!

Signs of a Weak Immune System

Prone to Infections

If you have a primary immunodeficiency, you may have fought sickness in the past. Bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis, etc. are more likely and can be more severe if your immune system is weak.

If you have had bronchitis in the past, maybe you can’t fight it off as quickly this time around. Check out to learn more about the science behind your wellness history.

Even if you’ve fought off infection quickly in the past, weaker immune systems have smaller, slower “armies” to work with.

Digestion Issues

Lost your appetite? Food is less appealing when you don’t digest it properly. This is a big warning sign that your body struggles with basic processes.

Diarrhea is common with weak immunity. Processed foods will be extra hard on a sick body. Fibrous foods may not pass as easily, either.


If you’re feeling fatigued or pain and soreness, it might be inflammation. Those with a weak immune system may notice inflammation that doesn’t go away.

Immune cells need healthy mucus to traverse your body and fight infections.

Inflamed organs or glands point to potential health issues, and chronic inflammation can lead to other diseases.

What You Can Do

Reconsider Vaccines

Certain vaccines may not work as intended for those with a weaker immune system.

Don’t try to figure out which vaccines to take or avoid on your own. Your doctor can recommend whether and when to take certain vaccines, such as your MMR or flu vaccine.

The CDC also offers vaccination schedules based on your age range. If the schedule changes, they also post updates accordingly.

Tweak Your Daily Routine

  • Make good hygiene easier by bathing regularly and disinfecting shared surfaces.
  • Keep your sleeping area clean and quiet. Go to bed early if you can (a little more sleep goes a long way).
  • Find an indoor space that is your own. Whether it’s a workspace, a creative space or just a peaceful room to read in, you will be loving and have something to yourself. Opt for a room that has the least foot traffic.

Avoid Close Contact

  • If someone you know might be ill, don’t share drinks or fluids with that person. Don’t share fluids with anyone you encounter, generally.
  • When in frequently-travelled areas, you can wear a mask over your mouth and nose. Avoid these spaces when you can.
  • Try not to be within coughing or sneezing distance of a sick person. This could mean several feet away or more. Avoid where they sleep or sit most often.

Stay Active

A fit, active body combats stress and illness more effectively. Yoga is a great workout that treats your mind and body.

If you have a new hobby in mind, like chess or biking, do it at least twice a week.

You can also find a hidden trail and start taking morning hikes away from everything else.

Bottom Line

Don’t try to boost your immune system all at once. Your body heals at its own pace. Do a few things on our list to improve your health. Treat yourself when you can.

Your body is combining a lot of important processes to fight illness! Don’t be shy about getting help. Consulting your health practitioner will make the most of whatever treatment program you choose.

Wellness could be just around the corner!