Most of the people have allergies in their lifetime once or many a time. Allergy is an overreaction of the human immune system to a foreign substance that is eaten, breathed into the lungs, injected or touched. New research has revealed that allergies are virtually everywhere in the US and Canada, with no region being allergy-free.
Causes of allergies
The ever-increasing prevalence of artificial chemicals, poisonous toxins, and unhealthy lifestyle habits impact both men and women in terrifying ways.
Genetic Link to Allergies
Allergies have a genetic component. This means parents can pass them down to their children. However, only a general susceptibility to an allergic reaction is genetic. Your immune system plays a significant role.
Common types of allergens include:
- Animal products. These include pet dander, dust mite waste, and cockroaches.
- Penicillin and sulfa are common triggers.
- Wheat, nuts, milk, shellfish, and egg allergies are common.
- Insect stings.These include bees, wasps, and mosquitoes.
- Airborne spores from the mold can trigger a reaction.
- Pollens from grass, weeds, and trees, as well as resin from plants such as poison ivy and poison oak, are prevalent plant allergens.
- Other allergens.Latex, often found in latex gloves and condoms, and metals like nickel are also common allergens.
- Personal care products are manufactured with unique chemical ingredients which are known or suspected carcinogens, toxic to the reproductive system.
Types of Allergies
Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever, are some of the most common allergies. Pollen released by plants cause these. They produce:
- Constant sneezing
• Terrible coughing
• Runny and itchy nose
• Blocked nose
• Nasal and sinus discharge
• Red, watery and itchy eyes
• Dry, itchy throat and tongue
• Itchy ears
• Itchy palate (roof of the mouth)
Hay fever Hay fever is related to asthma and eczema and often runs in the family. Usually, some family members have asthma; some could have hay fever while others may have eczema or a combination of these conditions.
Asthma and allergies: Asthma is a common respiratory condition. It makes breathing more difficult and can narrow the air passageways in your lungs. Asthma is closely related to allergies. Indeed, allergies can make existing asthma worse. It can also trigger asthma in a person who’s never had the condition.
Sinusitis: An infection of the nasal passages that cause it to swell can affect the opening of the sinuses. Air and mucus secretions collect and create pressure on the sinus cavity walls.
Sinus headache: It is the result of trapped or congestion mucus building up in the paranasal sinus cavities; this results in pain and pressure felt around the eyes, temple, cheeks, upper teeth and forehead regions.
Food Allergies: Food allergies can be narrowed down to just eight foods:
- Milk • Soy • Eggs • Wheat • Peanuts • Tree nuts • Fish • Shellfish
However, if merely avoiding these eight simple foods would do the trick.
Help from Advanced Genomics
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