Medical Q&As

Recurring infection

Iíve been having repeated infections and sore throats since January and reckon my immune system must be low. Do you think I may be lacking in certain vitamins or minerals or could it be due to stress?

Sometimes your body supply of vitamins can be reduced as a result of repeated infection. Assuming that your illnesses have been minor and did not necessitate a visit to your GP it would be reasonable to take a course of multivitamins for several weeks. Your pharmacist could advise you further on this since there is a wide choice of branded multivitamins on the market. You might like to ponder if you are working too hard, eating an adequate diet or generally living a healthy lifestyle. Stress can certainly tip the balance in terms of making you more vulnerable to infection.