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Cause Of Allergies – A Basic Understanding

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It is important you gain an understanding as to what is the cause of allergies so that you can better come up with a treatment plan. Having said that, the cause of allergies has been attributed to various factors. Your allergy symptoms start to flare up when you encounter a trigger. These triggers can include pollen, dust, pet dander, and peanuts, amongst others. When the offending allergen enters your body, your immune system immediately thinks it is an intruder, due to your increased sensitvity. It then creates immunoglobulin E., an antibody, which produces mast cells that release histamine into the [...]

How the Weather Can Cause Allergies

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You may not know this but the weather can produce allergies too. The weather can cause allergies if it is usually humid outside and it can also affect an individual's immune system. The immune system may become sensitive and weak because of the allergies in the environment. During rainy days, your home will probably acquire mold, pollen and dust mites which can add to the weakening of your immune system. Pollen and mold are usually the allergens that have the greatest potential of affecting the immune system. As a result, these kinds of allergens cause major allergies in people. Pollens [...]

The True Cause Of Allergies – It’s In The Liver

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I used to be allergic and asthmatic. Allergy shots and allergy treatments from age 6 to age 16 made me into a spacey human pin cushion. Inhalers and medications were kept in every corner of my life. I remember going to the emergency room one Christmas Eve for adrenaline. My asthma was life-threatening at times. I asked every Doctor I was sent to: "Why is it dogs and cats make me sneeze and wheeze, but it doesn't make my best friend sneeze and wheeze? What's the difference between us? When the experts couldn't answer I kept asking myself that question. [...]

Food Proteins Called Allergens Cause Food Allergies

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Food allergy is an unusual response to a food generated by body's immune system. Allergies to food are caused when the immune system sets up an attack on specific proteins in certain food types. Mechanism Of Food Allergy: The allergens in food are proteins that are responsible for provoking an allergic reaction. They generally can withstand the heat of cooking, the acid present in the stomach, and the intestinal digestive enzymes. So, the allergens can easily survive to pass over the gastrointestinal lining, enter into the bloodstream, and reach the target organs. This results in allergic reactions all over the [...]

Allergy Symptoms

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Allergic is present when your body reacts on substances to which it was exposed before. For example, if you have eaten food that contain shellfish first time in your life and when you eat it next time, if you are allergic on the shellfish, you will get symptoms of the allergy, such as rashes or similar. Allergy may occur at your body for things which may be not problematic for most people. These things are known as allergens and as reaction to them your body sends symptoms and signals that your immune system is in dangerous. Most Common Allergy Symptoms [...]