Allergies have a strong association to our health. An allergy is basically an adverse reaction to a particular substance. There are countless disorders and conditions that may be associated with an allergic type situation either from food or something in our environment that we touch or maybe inhale.
Allergies And Certain Conditions
Allergies association to our health may come in a variety of skin disorders that could be from contacting something in the environment, which may cause a type of dermatitis, but the skin can manifest problems from inhaled and ingested allergic substances as well. There are numerous gastrointestinal diseases where ingesting an offending allergen could cause undesirable symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic stomach upset or even celiac disease. Of course, you have your inhaled allergies that cause asthma or a runny nose, etc. What people might not be aware of is that chronic allergen intake can contribute to chronic dizziness symptoms, headaches, attention deficit, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and the list goes on.
Allergic Response Time
Sometimes the allergy association to our health is obvious to us, maybe occurring a few hours after we eat. Obviously, if this occurs, one would be wise to eliminate the offending allergen out of our environment if possible or our diet. Sometimes this allergic reaction can even be rather immediate. You may get a runny nose, start wheezing, get a rash, have an upset stomach or abdominal pain. If these symptoms are more than mild, you may want to see a physician immediately. When symptoms are delayed, it may not even be clear that you are having an allergic reaction, you just feel “under the weather” or worse. You may just accept this as normal not knowing that you are continually ingesting something that your body is hypersensitive to and your health continues to decline. Taking in something that your body reacts to over and over can make it difficult to lose weight, give you food cravings that you have trouble controlling, trouble with focusing, fatigue, pain and just a general lack of a sense of well-being.
ELISA Test For Allergies
Like previously mentioned, sometimes the food association is clear to our allergies, which makes it easy to eliminate that particular allergen, but if you are experiencing non-specific symptoms or symptoms that you have frequently on a daily basis, you may want to see your physician. There is a commonly used blood test called the ELISA that can identify food and inhalant allergies. It may be beneficial to your health to have this test done to determine if this may be why you are feeling poorly or maybe experiencing various symptoms.
Allergens Identified. What Next?
After this test is done and you have identified allergens, then you can systematically remove these substances from your diet or environment. You may have to develop a different dietary lifestyle depending on what you find out. You need to eliminate the offending allergens and then start on an excellent nutritional program that can supply your body with the necessary nutrients. This will help you feel better, but also start to re-nourish your body cells and tissues that were damaged by the allergic reactions. You may be amazed at how good you feel just from eliminating the allergies association to your health.