CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Social Health and Diabetes 2020; 8(01): 025-028
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715778
Short Communication

The Risk Factors for Immune System Impairment and the Need for Lifestyle Changes

1  Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University, Churela, Rajasthan, India
Banshi Saboo
2  Society for Energy & Emotions, Wellness Space, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
› Author Affiliations


Healthy immune system helps in enhancing the quality of life and reduces the risk of infectious disease. Chronic disease increases the risk of immune system impairment. The article reviews the evidence on risk factors causing immune system imbalance and articulates the complex nature of the relationships between immune system risk factors, chronic disease, and infectious disease to highlight the importance of lifestyle choices. Finally, some evidence is presented on mind–body interventions and lifestyle choices for enhancing the immune system function.

Publication History

Publication Date:
10 September 2020 (online)

© 2020. Novo Nordisk Education Foundation. This is an open access article published by Thieme under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonDerivative-NonCommercial-License, permitting copying and reproduction so long as the original work is given appropriate credit. Contents may not be used for commercial purposes, or adapted, remixed, transformed or built upon. (

Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
A-12, Second Floor, Sector -2, NOIDA -201301, India