One medical understanding of the diagnosis ‘allergies’ is the reaction of the body to seasonal pollens which can result in sinusitis, watery eyes, sneezing, difficulty breathing and other allergy symptoms.
In recent years, there has been a sudden increase of suffers of allergy symptoms due to pollens. The ‘warming’ climate has extended the growing season for pollen-bearing plants to thrive. If you have a tendency to experience seasonal allergies they are most likely getting worse.
Your standard seasonal allergy care has been antihistamine pills, nasal sprays and decongestants giving minimal results at best.
Other types of allergy symptoms are also increasing: food allergies, animal allergies, chemical allergies and environmental allergies.
Food allergies are on the rise. Food sensitivities can cause mild to severe allergic reactions: bloating, constipation, indigestion, itching, skin rashes and headaches. Unexpected food allergy reactions can include fatigue symptoms, body pain and personality changes.
Severe allergic reactions can cause life threatening anaphylactic shock. Anaphylaxis happens quickly after the exposure and involves the whole body. One symptom can be excessive swelling in the throat that shuts down the ability to breath. Those with anaphylactic shock have to travel with an EpiPen® (epinephrine) in case of an emergency.
Medications give temporary relief at best. Most allergy symptom sufferers are told they have to live with their condition with only temporary relief with medications. After several allergy tests you might be getting regular shots to keep your allergy symptoms under control at best. You also may be asked to eliminate certain foods for your food allergies and/or remove all pets responsible for ‘allergic’ reactions.
One person can suffer horribly with horribly with allergy symptoms while another does not. The most important body system responsible for the severity of your allergy symptoms is your immune system.