The leading cause for visits to the doctor is allergy symptoms. About 20% of the American population suffers from one or more types of allergies.
When you are exposed to substances (allergens) that you have developed an allergy to, your body will respond with an abnormal physical reaction. Typically these substances are harmless, and do not cause symptoms in non-allergic people.
Allergic reactions can be inherited. It has been documented that you have a 50% chance of suffering from allergies if one of your parents had allergies. That chance increases to 80% if both of your parents suffer from allergies.
An allergic reaction happens when your immune system misidentifies a typically harmless substance as harmful and begins building anti-bodies to “fight” off that specific substance. These anti-bodies trigger allergic symptoms when that substance is re-introduced to your body. Measuring these antibodies is necessary to effective allergy diagnosis and treatment.
The particles we breathe every day can trigger allergic reactions. Air particles vary from location, the amount of moisture in the air, and the time of year. The most common causes of inhalant allergies are pollens, mold spores, dusts, animal hair and dander, and insect particles. Foods trigger very different allergy symptoms than inhalants. These symptoms are usually identified in the form of a rash.
If you think you suffer from Allergy symptoms, Miya & Torchinsky ENT can help you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.