How Allergies and the Immune System Intertwine
Today we're going to be talking about something that affects millions of Americans, if not most. That would be allergies. Whether they be seasonal, food-related, mild, or life-threatening, there's a good chance that there is someone in your life, if not yourself, that struggles with some sort of allergies. This blog is meant to show how those allergies are actually related to your immune system.
I'll be using information made available by John Hopkins University, a very trusted source. This is meant to assist you as you look for ways to alleviate the inconveniences of allergies.
Allergies are among the most frequently reported chronic health conditions in the world. Not only can they be aggravated but those with a family history of allergies are more prone to developing an allergic disease such as hay fever, eczema, hives, and asthma. Symptoms can include wheezing, itching, sneezing, and others.
Allergic reactions don't just spawn randomly from nowhere. The reactions really begin in the immune system. When a seemingly harmless substance like dust or mold enter the body and the person is allergic to that substance, the immune system can over react and produce antibodies that go after that substance. When that happens, you experience the symptoms that come along with allergies.
The purpose of the immune system is to defend the body as well as repel microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, and fungi, out of the body. The immune system also seeks to destroy any infectious microorganisms. The immune system is made of a very complex network of cells and organs that protect the body. So you can see the importance of why you should be supporting your immune system. The more your immune system is supported, the better the chance the symptoms will lessen.
So my advice to all of you is to research and continue to find news ways that will naturally support your immune system because that's really what keeps your body going throughout the day.