Vitamins and Foods to increase cd4 count…
📌 What Is AIDS?
AIDS is the late stage of HIV infection that occurs when the body’s immune system is badly damaged because of the virus.
A person with HIV is considered to have progressed to AIDS when:
the number of their CD4 cells falls below 200 cells per cubic millimeter of blood (200 cells/mm3).
(In someone with a healthy immune system, CD4 counts are between 500 and 1,600 cells/mm3.) OR they develop one or more opportunistic infections regardless of their CD4 count.
Without HIV medicine, people with AIDS typically survive about 3 years. Once someone has a dangerous opportunistic illness, life expectancy without treatment falls to about 1 year.
HIV medicine can still help people at this stage of HIV infection, and it can even be lifesaving. But people who start HIV medicine soon after they get HIV experience more benefits—that’s why HIV testing is so important.
Foods to increase CD4 COUNT
Now, what can you do to boost your cd4 count? Well, there are certain foods, fruits and vitamins…
Looking for foods that can truly change your life?
Look no further than sour-sop, kiwi, mangosteen, papaya, pomegranate, and passion fruit!
These superfoods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can boost your immune system, fight inflammation, and even prevent chronic diseases.
Here’s a closer look at just a few of the amazing health benefits these fruits offer:
Sour-sop: This tropical fruit has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties, thanks to its high levels of antioxidants. Soursop is famous for boosting the cd4 count of persons living with HIV.
Kiwi: As we mentioned earlier, kiwis are a great source of sleep-promoting compounds like serotonin and fiber, but they also pack a punch in the vitamin C department, which can help boost your immune system by raising your CD4 count, and fight off infections.
Mangosteen: This exotic fruit is rich in polyphenols, which have been linked to reduced inflammation and improved heart health. Mangosteen boosts cd4 count
Papaya: Papayas are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, and folate, which can help boost your immune system, lower blood pressure, and support healthy digestion. Pawpaw is a cd4 count booster.
Pomegranate: Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants that can help boost cd4 count, reduce inflammation and protect against chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.
Passion fruit: Passion fruit is high in vitamin C and fiber, and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Passion fruit increase cd4 count.
NB: Eat other foods generally but avoid refined products rich in sugar. Eat eggs, fishes, meat, vegetables, legumes, nuts etc. It is good for you.
Vitamins that boost cd4 count
There are some vitamins that helps boost your cd4 count that you should include in your HAART medications.
Vitamin c is a booster of cd4 count and immune system generally…ensure you add it to your ARV medications
Selenium in a micronutrient that helps boost cd4 count….ask your doctor to add it to your HIV drugs.
Zinc is a know cd4 count booster and a micronutrient that boost immunity
Vitamin D is a good multiplier of cd4 count…take it together with your ARV.
So why not add some of these amazing fruits to your diet today and start reaping the health benefits?
CAVEAT: Eating these foods and taking these vitamins is not a substitute to taking your HIV drugs religious everyday.