What are allergies?
Allergies are a common health problem that affects millions of people worldwide. They occur when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance, known as an allergen, that is harmless to most people. Allergies can range from mild to severe and can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as sneezing, itching, and rashes.
It is important to identify the type of allergy and take appropriate measures to manage the symptoms.
Here are some of the most common types of allergies:
Environmental: Triggered by allergens found in the environment, such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander. Symptoms of environmental allergies include sneezing, itching, runny nose, and congestion.
Seasonal: Triggered by allergens that are only present during certain times of the year, such as pollen during the spring and summer months. Symptoms of seasonal allergies include sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes.
Food: These occur when the immune system overreacts to certain proteins found in food. Common food allergens include peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, soy, and wheat. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can include hives, swelling, vomiting, and anaphylaxis.
While there are many drugs that help alleviate the symptoms they don’t necessarily get to the root of the problem and often have unpleasant side effects.
Chiropractic care can help alleviate allergy symptoms without the undesired side effects. Chiropractic helps by improving the functioning of the nervous system, reducing inflammation, and boosting the immune system. We use various techniques to restore proper alignment to the spine and remove nerve interference to improve communication between the brain and the rest of the body to help enhance the immune system’s ability to fight off allergens.
If you would like to learn more and see if chiropractic care is right for you feel free to schedule a consultation.