What are Allergies?
Allergy – causes and treatments.
-Allergy is an improperly functioning immune system.
The body of an allergic person reacts to certain substances in our environment that are otherwise not harmful.
Such substances are referred as allergens.
The reaction of the allergen usually creates inflammation, which causes various symptoms such as hay fever, eczema, asthma and many more.
The mechanism of allergic reactions.
Antibodies protect person’s from viruses, bacteria and infection.
At allergic person’s immune system mistakenly recognizes the allergen as an enemy and begins to produce antibodies to defend against them.
Such antibodies, which are referred as immunoglobulin E (IgE) are binding to mast cells which are in abundance under the skin surface, the nose, the eyes, the lungs and gastrointestinal tract.
When the antibody IgE finds the allergen, they catch it, causing mast cells to produce powerful chemicals, including histamine. This causes an allergic reaction.
An allergic reaction can occur immediately or after a few hours after contact with a particular allergen. An allergic reaction may cause a variety of symptoms.
Symptoms of allergic reactions.
Symptoms of allergic reactions depend on the way how the allergen enters the body. For example, the pollen, which is inhaled through the nose, usually causes symptoms in the nose, eyes, sinuses and throat.
On the other hand, food allergy commonly is causing problems in the stomach and intestines.
Allergic reactions often occur simultaneously at different parts of the body.
Symptoms of allergies can range from mild to severe and to life-threatening.
They can be classified depending on which of the organs they affect.
– Skin: hives, eczema and facial swelling.
– Respiratory tract: nose (hay fever), throat (swelling), lungs (coughing, wheezing, bronchospasm).
– Gastrointestinal System: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea.
– Cardiovascular system: a sense of fatigue, weakness, paleness, fainting.
Allergy symptoms can be local – for example, the swelling caused by bee stings, or general (spread all over the body).
Anaphylaxis is a general allergic reaction that affects the airways and/or cardiovascular system, skin and/or gastrointestinal tract.
The most common allergens.
Allergens are substances that may cause allergy, but otherwise they are not harmful to humans. The most common allergens are:
– cats and other animals, e.g., dogs, horses, rabbits and pigs
– foods, such as peanuts, eggs, soy, cow’s milk and seafood
– insect stings
Allergens that are airborne are dust mites, pollen, mold spores, cat and dog hair. Inhalation or contact with such an allergen evokes hives, swelling of the eyes, hay fever or asthma.
Such allergens rarely cause anaphylaxis.
Any type of food can cause an allergic reaction. The most common food allergens are eggs, cow’s milk, peanuts, soy, wheat, seeds, fish and shellfish.
– Eggs and dairy products are the most common causes of allergies at young children;
– Peanuts and seafood are the most common causes of allergies at older children and adults.
Food allergy can cause local and general allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.
– venom of insects, for example, bees and wasps, enters the body through the injection. Each insect venom is different, because of that when a person is allergic to one insect venom may not be allergic to another venom.
Insect stings can cause topical allergic reaction, which sometimes can last up to several days, or a general direct reaction, including anaphylaxis. Because the toxin is injected directly into the blood, the reaction can be rapid.
Drugs and medicines, can also cause an allergic reaction. The most common allergen is penicillin.
Research by British scientists shows that in the period from 1990 to 2001, the number of people who suffer from allergies, increased by 7 times.
100 years ago the word “allergy” did not exist.
In 1950, one in seven Americans had allergies. In 1970 it was one in five, and in 1985 – one in three.
Treatment of allergies.
Probably you already heard that classic allergy medicine does not help. All drugs for allergy operate in such a manner that removes or relieves the symptoms of allergy.
These drugs block the response of the immune system, or, in severe cases, the operation of suppressing the entire immune system by means of topical and systemic steroids.
While such an approach may help, they only offer relieve symptoms and does nothing that would address the real cause of the disease.
Patients are dependent on their medications and suffer from many side effects. The worst thing about all this is that patients constantly suppress their immune system, which further worsens their condition.
The latest research.
Many doctors are trying to find the cause of allergies, to create a cure for the millions of people who suffer from allergies.
Recently there were made â€‹â€‹a lot of research. Some results present allergy in a new light:
– Found a connection between allergies with parasites. Parasites which are found in the human intestine, releasing toxic waste, which impairs normal functioning of the immune system, and initiates a cycle of allergy.
– It has been confirmed that the healthy microflora of the intestine and stomach is crucial in preventing allergies. The good bacteria naturally protect the body from parasites, viruses and bacteria. Healthy microflora boosts the immune system and promotes its normal functioning.
– Scientists believe that the blame for allergy are polluted air and food, excessive use of drugs, vaccinations and an unhealthy lifestyle.
Alternative medicine connects allergies with:
– Improper functioning of the liver.
– Weak Immune System.
1. Improper functioning of the liver.
The liver is responsible for the adaptation of “foreign substance” in our body. If you have an allergy, it means that your liver and gallbladder are not functioning well.
The cause of liver to function improperly is usually liver stones or parasites in the liver and gall bladde, (most commonly, Candida albicans).
How to establish the normal functioning of the liver:
Every man in the liver has more or less stones. Scale is formed in the result of improper diet, which contains too much cholesterol, too much weight and many other factors.
Do you need to go for surgery? No! There is a perfectly natural and painless way to clean the liver of stones.
The method is free of charge, to clean you will need some lemons and apples, a little olive oil and bitter salt (you can buy it at any pharmacy).
Detailed instructions for cleansing the liver can be found here.
Many people, after cleansing the liver felt full or partial relief from allergies.
Liver cleanse is recommended for all except small children and pregnant women.
2. Weak Immune System.
A healthy body is able to protect itself from diseases. Conversely, a weakened immune system may be the cause of many health problems, including allergies.
These days, a weakened immune system is very wide problem. For these are the most guilty polluted environment, unhealthy lifestyle and improper diet.
How to boost your immune system.
– Do not drink chlorinated water. Use spring water or cleaned.
– Take as many probiotic yogurt and fermented products.
– Eat more raw fruits and vegetables.
– The more you get out into nature.
– Drink plenty of fluids – water, juices and herbal teas.
– At least once a year make the detoxification of the Body.
Before we mentioned that histamine causes an allergic reaction.
Therefore, traditional medicines for allergy are containing the chemical antihistamine, which neutralises the allergic reaction.
In nature, there is a plant, which has a natural antihistamin. It is nigella sativa, or black cumin.
Black cumin oil, is one of the best remedies for allergies.That Oil immediately relieves allergy symptoms, and its continued use prevents the occurrence of allergies.
Black cumin also prevent bronchospasm, because it is effective in the treatment of asthma.
If you want to switch to an alternative treatment for allergies, you need to do it gradually. Taking corticosteroids should not be stopped abruptly as this can cause complications.
Slowly decrease the dose of medication.