Allergies and How Naturopathic Medicine Can Ease Symptoms
Allergies can be unpleasant at the best of times. But what happens when you have an allergic reaction unexpectedly and aren’t aware of the symptoms or ongoing concerns? In this blog, we will cover some types of allergies and what you can do to help prevent them from persisting.
Definition – Allergy
Hypersensitivity to body contact with a foreign substance (an allergen), especially grass or tree pollens, foods, dust, mites or certain metals… The effect may take several forms, including…dermatitis, asthma or hay fever…
Ref. Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
What Does An Allergic Reaction Look Like?
Best known as an anaphylactic allergic reaction which may occur from food allergies and environmental threats, such as dust mites, dog hair and pollens. These external contributors can cause the body to go into shock, with symptoms including the throat closing up, skin rashes, wheezing, nausea and vomiting, to mention but a few.
Often food allergies happen in response to the immune system reacting to particular foods soon after consumption. The most common allergy signs and symptoms can include –
- Swelling of body parts, commonly the face, lips, eyes and throat
- Itching of the skin followed by a rash, hives or eczema
- Wheezing and feeling breathless
- Fainting, dizziness or experiencing lightheadedness
- Abdominal pain followed by nausea and vomiting, and diarrhoea
In everyday life, we are exposed to environmental allergies, often causing an overreaction in the immune system.
Environmental contaminants may look like this –
- Pet hair
- Plants and pollen
- Dust mites
- Grass being mowed
Environmental symptoms can include –
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Asthma attack
- Sore eyes
Naturopathic Medicine to Assist in the Prevention of Allergic Reactions
At Nurtura Health, when we treat the microbiome in the body, this then strengthens the immune system. Additionally, by adding in a good probiotic, fermented and cultured foods, as well as providing a treatment plan incorporating herbs that act as natural histamines, this can reduce the overall severity of allergic reactions.
So, yes, solutions are available. At Nurtura Health, we can provide thorough testing with a treatment plan incorporating an allergy plan into your daily life. You needn’t suffer anymore. Book a consultation with our qualified Naturopaths, and we can take the edge off any allergies you may have. The difference will have you looking at life through a much happier and less reactive lens.