Archive for the ‘Allergies’ Category

Because of the potential extreme danger that food allergies pose to the public, it is vital that people look into this matter in a more serious light.

According to statistics, millions of people and probably more around the world were affected by food allergies.

Furthermore, 200 people in the United States alone are reported to die yearly due to illnesses acquired from food allergies.

Most common foods that people are usually allergic to include:

Nuts – include walnuts, peanuts, pecan, and other tree nuts

Shellfish and seafood – crab, shrimp, lobster, oyster, fish, and others

Allergies (Type I Hypersensitivity) are actually a malfunction of our immune system that triggers our body to become hypersensitive and react immunologically to typically non-immunogenic substances.

The substances that cause our bodies to become this way are called allergens.

Signs and Symptoms

You know your allergies are starting if you experience swelling in parts of your body.

This is called local or systemic inflammatory response, caused by the presence of allergens.

For instance, if your allergies affect you in the nose, you will experience swelling of the nasal mucosa (allergic rhinitis).

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