When one person comes in contact with something they experience nothing, but when the other does, they get a very different result?
There really is No need to suffer from allergies. Body is sensitive and you'll need to learn how to restore and re-strenghten it so it can handle both dietary and environmental insults far better.
From a simplistic stand point, the cause of most allergies is the deterioration or malfunctioning of the intestines that leak undigested food into blood causing reactions with immune system.
Yes, There may be many factors that can disrupt proper digestion and elimination. Symptoms may or may not be present to the allergy sufferer in regards to the organs affected.
The underlying cause must be addressed of how the intestines are comprimised and how to restore function.
Allergies is a big red flag that if left unchecked, and do not restore the immune that much larger problems are soon to follow in near future. Many who have allergies go on to develop, autoimmune disorders like diabetes, lupus, MS, Parkinson's, Chrones, and the list goes on and on and included cancer with some.
Restore the immune system and regain your health to stop the progression of this condition that can become debilitating once left unchecked.
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Allergies are abnormal immune reactions to specific agents known as antigens or allergens. Examples of common allergens are foods, drugs, pollens, dust mites, mold spores, animal dander, feathers, and insect venoms, as well as other substances which non-allergic people find relatively non-dangerous with usual exposure. Allergies may develop when an otherwise innocent substance has significant contact with an already inflamed surface (sensitization), such as from a viral infection or exposure to irritants, and becomes involved in the immune response. Thereafter, repeated exposure to such a substance may evoke an allergic response with the release of histamine and a variety of other pro-inflammatory substances, including enzymes, leukotrienes, and interleukins, and the creation of damaging free radicals. The multiplicity of these pro-inflammatory substances explains why single medications such as antihistamines often fail to completely control symptoms.
Types Of Reactions
Allergic reactions may involve any part of the body, but they typically involve the body surfaces that serve as exposure points and gateways. Reactions include hay fever, allergic rhinitis, allergic sinusitis, allergic conjunctivitis, itchy throat, itchy ears, plugged-up ears, asthma, hives, giant hives (angioedema), allergic GI symptoms, and various types of allergic dermatitis and rashes. Headaches, dizziness, fatigue, joint and muscle pains, and many other symptoms can also be allergic in nature.
The most severe life-threatening reaction is anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock. This may include anyof the above symptoms to an extreme degree plus vascular collapse or swelling sufficient to occlude airways, including the mouth and throat. Such a severe reaction is an absolute medical emergency and requires prompt emergency care. Anyone who has ever experienced such a reaction should go to all extremes to prevent a recurrence and should carry medications for prompt self-administration. Should there be a recurrence, the patient should go straight to the nearest medical facility, even if the self-administered medication seems to give temporary relief. Anyone who has had a significant reaction to a medication should know the name of the medication and have this information as well as the names of close relatives on his or her person at all times. A medallion or bracelet is an easy type of identification for medical personnel to find.
Immunological reactions are divided into four categories:
1. Type I reactions include anaphylactic shock as noted above, as well as allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, and many acute skin reactions, such as acute drug reactions. In a Type I reaction, an antigen (allergen) binds to IgE antibodies on the surface of mast cells or basophils that release histamine and other mediators that produce tissue damage and symptoms.
2. Type II reactions include autoimmune processes, such as immune hemolytic anemia and Rh hemolytic disease in the newborn, as well as other multiple examples of antibody (IgG or IgM or both) directed against antigens (including normal receptor sites) on one's own tissue. Autoimmune antibodies are far more common than generally appreciated, and they tend to increase with age. Their activity is a factor in many age-related problems. Many bacteria, including some normally found in our GI tract, share antigens similar to those located on some human cells. Significant exposure to an immune response such as these bacterial antigens can evoke autoimmune disease. An example of this is the role of the intestinal organism Klebsiella in precipitating ankylosing spondylitis in genetically susceptible people. This becomes a significant concern in the leaky gut syndrome.
3. Type III reactions are immune complex reactions. When an antigen and antibody combine in large enough amounts, complexes may be formed which can be deposited in tissues and blood vessels, resulting in tissue injury. This may be seen in some types of nephritis, arthritis, drug reactions, and some infections, as well as in the leaky gut syndrome.
4. Type IV reactions are termed delayed hypersensitivity reactions and, unlike the first three types, are not related to humoral antibodies (water-soluble proteins generated by the body termed immunoglobulins), but to T-lymphocytes which, as the name implies, require longer to respond in a sensitized person. Examples include contact dermatitis (as in poison ivy), graph rejection, elimination of tumor cells, and the immune response to fungal, viral, and intracellular bacterial infections. The well-known TB skin test is an example of a Type IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction. Other responses in a previously sensitized individual can take from minutes to hours for manifestation, but Type IV reactions can be thought of as taking from hours to days.
What Is The Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky gut syndrome is a term used to explain the malfunctioning of the gut when particles such as poorly digested foods, bacteria, and toxins are allowed to leak through the gut wall into the lymphatics and subsequently the blood stream. When this occurs, the immune system produces a response which causes a reaction against the foods and other materials. A resulting inflammatory response can lead to conditions such as allergies, asthma, immune disorders, Crohn's disease, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome. There can be sufficient inflammation in the gut to hamper digestion.
There appear to be multiple contributory factors involved in the leaky gut syndrome. They include:
- Food sources such as sugar, refined flour, processed food with preservatives and low fiber content, and caffeinated beverages
- Alcohol and prescription drugs such as antibiotics
- Nonprescription drugs such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen
- Mercury (such as in dental fillings)
If you have food allergies, a leaky gut could be a large part of the problem and taking steps to correct it could be the beginning of better health. Improving a diet by avoiding caffeine, alcohol, refined carbohydrates, and sugar could be a good start. If you use tobacco, stop! Minimize your exposure to toxins, chemicals, and unnecessary medications. Maintain a balanced diet, emphasizing fresh fruits and vegetables. Shop on the periphery of the supermarket where perishable foods requiring refrigeration are sold. Eat foods on a 3-day rotation basis. That is, allow at least 3 days between eating any particular food. Remember, some foods such as wheat and corn, as well as soy and milk protein, tend to appear in many forms, particularly in processed food. Diligence is required to recognize and avoid all of these.
When To Contact A Healthcare Professional
For allergy problems with symptoms not relieved by personal measures, a healthcare professional trained in allergy should be consulted for allergen identification, assistance in allergen avoidance, and symptomatic treatment. Many allergy problems may be treated with allergen immunotherapy (desensitization, a series of treatments which can make you less sensitive to some allergens). Women who are pregnant (or may become so) and persons with other significant medical problems should seek guidance from a healthcare professional before using supplements and herbs, as should parents before giving these products to their children.
The number of supplements involved in suppressing allergy symptoms can appear daunting, (we now can provide "less is more" - no longer the case) but the benefits of consuming these nutrients include reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia, osteoporosis, arthritis, and a host of degenerative diseases associated with aging. Therefore, while the objective of the allergy patient is immediate relief, the use of nutritional supplements can provide a long-term solution in treating the underlying causes of chronic allergy problems and helping to maintain an optimal state of health.
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