An allergy is an abnormal reaction of the body to a substance or substances that are actually innocent. If someone is allergic comes into contact or through respiratory inhalation, his body will react. That reaction may manifest itself in the form of swelling, rash or sneezing. The allergy occurs when your body is a harmless substance (like pollen) looked for harm.
Allergies and other hypersensitivity
Many complaints can be caused by actual food (both in the form of an allergy as an intolerance), but in general not recognized as such. Even respiratory problems (asthma, chronic colds) may be the result of one or more reactions to certain foods.
In general, conventional medicine seems unaware of the fact that the following conditions by allergies and other sensitivities can be caused or promoted: • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) • Muscle and joint problems (rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, general pain) • Gastrointestinal disorders (nausea, heartburn, gastritis, bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel, Cohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis) • Skin problems (itching, eczema, adult acne, hives) • Migraine and other headaches • Respiratory disorders (asthma, sinus problems, hay fever) • Heart disorders (heart palpitations, skipped) • Urinary symptoms (incontinence, frequent urination) • Psychological symptoms (anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, hyperactivity / ADHD, anxiety, insomnia) • Hypoglycemia • Premenstrual syndrome • Candida
The exact cause of allergies, until now a mystery. Similar allergies often occur within a family. Allergies know that genetic causes, but other.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms associated with allergies are not only dependent on the allergic mechanism (Type 1, Type 4, etc.) but also the type of allergen (pollen, food, etc.) and where the allergen first contacts with the body (respiratory, skin or intestines).
The allergy is most common is allergic rhinitis. Typical symptoms of such allergies are coughing, sneezing, and a runny or stuffy nose. Also, itching is a common symptom. Those itchy eyes, nose and throat often leads to watery eyes.
Another known allergy is asthma. Symptoms include coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing and tightness in the chest. Allergies Contact allergies are caused by skin contact with a substance. The skin can therefore be red and itchy or burning sensation may occur.
In very severe allergic reactions in the worst case someone react so badly that he or she is difficulty breathing. As a result of a severe allergic reaction can someone in shock. Call as soon as possible to the emergency services there.
How do I fight the symptoms?
By far the most forms of allergies are not life threatening. However, they are always very difficult and often define them negatively the lives of those afflicted with it. Fortunately there are good effects of drugs developed to combat these allergies.
Against hay fever and hives, antihistamines are taken. These drugs prevent the inflammatory agents as a result of the allergy could be released into the skin or respiratory tract are trapped in the cells remain.
To combat eczema existence for many years corticosteroid crèmes and ointments that the inflammation of the skin go. If properly applied, these are safe and reliable products that can help relieve eczema symptoms.
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