> Does anyone know how to raise Secretory IGA? Mine is consistanly low, very
> low on my ASI tests and I think this is why I have so many bowel infections.
> Any ideas? What makes it go low in the first place? MIne is 5 and normal is
> something like 25-60....
I heard an endocrinologist say that there is now way to raise IgA. I assume
he would have included Secretory IgA, but he didn't say. He did serum IgA
He said that in people with Selective IgA Deficiency, a primary immune
deficiency disease, their B cells are supposed to make IgA, but they don't.
He said that this due either to an acquired or inherited defect in the B
Most doctors dismiss Selective IgA Deficiency as being trivial and say that
it is very rare. (as rare as 1 out of 17,000)
I don't have time to look for the link right now, but I was not surprised
when I read recently that 1 out of 5 children who were patients at an
infectious disease clinic had Selective IgA Deficiency. My personal opinion
is that this immune deficiency can play a large part in chronic illnesses.
I've heard several on this list say they have either low or no IgA. It's
easy to test for, and I'm surprised that everyone with CFIDS or Lyme isn't
tested. Even if nothing can be done about it, it's another piece of the
Upstate New York