“The immune system is the body’s natural defense against foreign substances. The immune system can work as it should, but sometimes it doesn’t work as it should.”

If your immune system isn’t working at full capacity, you’re what’s known as “immunocompromised.” You can become immunocompromised for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Blood cancers include leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma.
  • Steroids, cancer treatment, and other immune suppressants are some of the treatments.
  • Diabetes or other chronic diseases are some of the diseases.
  • Older age.
  • It is either advanced or untreated HIV infections.

We’ve partnered with Cue Health, a healthcare company that makes lab-quality, portable diagnostic tests for at-home and professional use, to bring you these tips for staying healthy while immunocompromised.

staying healthy while immunocompromised infographic

“Being immunocompromised increases your risk of developing serious problems. There are things you can do to protect yourself if your immune system isn’t in tip-top shape. Getting a vaccine, avoiding infections, and eating a healthy diet are some of the things that can help.”

If you live with someone who is immunocompromised, you can follow these tips to protect them.