- Posted June 26, 2009 by
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Managing your allergies
Live Life Allergy Free!
Live Life Allergy Free!
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While other allergy therapies are available, the AAT treatment is a highly advanced technology that is not replicated anywhere in the world. It is an independent body of research that is the product of over thirteen years of research. The success of the treatment is attributed to the extensive knowledge base and in-depth study of allergens, in addition to a global network of AAT health care professionals contributing on-going expertise in the field.
An allergy is an adverse reaction to a harmless substance. The terms allergy, intolerance and sensitivity are often used interchangeably to describe a negative reaction to a substances eaten, breathed in, or touched.
An allergic reaction occurs when your immune system, in error, becomes sensitized to an allergen.
This new non-invasive technology has helped treat allergies and sensitivities to a variety of substances such as:
Airborne allergies are allergies caused by allergens we breathe in. Airborne allergens are things like pollens, grasses, weeds, plant phenolics, dust and dust mites, pets. Airborne allergies can be further broken down into seasonal and perennial allergies.
Airborne allergies generally affect the respiratory system causing symptoms such as hayfever, and sinus.
Seasonal airborne allergies cause reactions at certain times of the year. They are caused by allergens such as pollens, grasses and weeds which vary with season.
Perennial airborne allergies are caused by substances which may be breathed in all year round such as moulds, pet dander and dust.
Food (or ingestant) allergies are allergies to things we eat. They can cause digestive symptoms such as IBS, skin symptoms like eczema and contribute to respiratory symptoms such as hayfever and asthma.
Contactant allergies are caused by reactions to things we touch such a metals, fibres and latex. Contactant allergies commonly cause skin symptoms like contact dermatitis.
The symptoms of allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity may be varied, affect different organ systems and may be exacerbated by triggers other than allergies. A common non-allergy trigger for skin and digestive symptoms is stress. Some people experience allergen specific reactions such as a rash immediately upon eating strawberries.
Other symptoms of allergy can be quite diverse, non-specific and similar to symptoms caused by other conditions. Symptoms such as headaches, acne, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating and behavioural issues may be related to, but are not necessarily caused, by allergies, intolerances and sensitivities.
Hayfever occurs when inhaled allergens cause the release of histamine resulting in the lining of the nose becoming swollen, inflamed and releasing mucous. Hayfever symptoms include:
itchy, runny nose
Hayfever symptoms may be seasonal caused by allergens such as pollens, grasses and weeds or perennial allergens like animals, dust, mould and perfumes.
You can experience sinus symptoms other than hayfever. Sinus symptoms may include pain and congestion, post nasal drip (PND), sneezing, bad breath, sore throat, cough and headache. Sinus symptoms may be experienced year round and may be triggered by airborne allergens that cause hayfever, or foods such as sulphites.
According to the Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy 8 in 10 asthmatics have positive allergy test results. When allergens are breathed in they cause the lung lining to swell, making breathing difficult. Common allergens are dust and dust mites, grasses, weeds, mould, perfumes, and sulphites.
Eczema is characterized by red, dry, itchy skin. Allergens that cause eczema may be food allergens – salicylates, amines, glutamates, soy, egg and citrus – or airborne / contactant allergens like fungus, grasses, weeds, dust and dust mites.
Hives, like eczema, may be caused by a reaction to foods and airbornes. Hives may also occur as a reaction to sunlight.
Reactions affecting the digestive system are usually caused by foods such as salicylates, amines, grains, dairy, yeast, coffee and caffeine. Digestive symptoms include:
Acid reflux can be caused by an intolerance to salicylates, sugars, dairy, caffeine, spices and acids.
Headaches and migraines may be caused by reactions to foods - amines, salicylates, chocolate, coffee and dairy- or chemicals such as cleaning products or perfumes.
Acne may be related to reactions to foods and hormones
These may be exacerbated by reactions to additives, amines, salicylates, sugars, dairy and glutamates
Reactions to alcohol, amines, dairy, grains, minerals salicylates and vitamins may result in symptoms of fatigue.
Please contact Advanced Allergy Relief Center of Texas for additional information.