Food allergy can be lethal


The Systemic symptoms affects the whole body, means one can have bloating, anxiety, palpitation and itching in the entire body…reports Asian Lite News

According to Alex Gazzola, a specialist in health and food sensitivities, India has experienced approximately 3 million cases of peanut allergy and between 100 and 200 deaths attributed to food allergies.

Certain food allergies can be fatal. Anaphylaxis is one of these, which happens when the body overreacts to something as little as peanuts due to hypersensitivity.  A specific allergen, usually a food allergen, can cause anaphylaxis, a potentially lethal allergic reaction. It is a medical emergency that has to be handled right now. Anaphylaxis rates in females varied from 61.9 per cent to 72.7 per cent, according to studies conducted at the National Centre for Biotechnology Information, with a male-to-female ratio spanning from 1:2 to 1:3.

When exposed to an allergen, the immune system of the body reacts by releasing various chemicals, such as histamine, which results in an anaphylactic response. This response triggers a rapid and widespread inflammatory reaction affecting multiple organs and systems. If immediate treatment is not provided, anaphylaxis can rapidly escalate and have fatal consequences.

Trigger of Anaphylaxis

Food allergies trigger anaphylaxis, which typically arises within minutes to hours of consuming the allergic food. There are four main allergens which can trigger anaphylaxis such as nuts, dairy, protein and wheat. It affects the entire body system which can be classified as GROSSC.

Firstly, it affects the Gastrointestinal system giving rise to cramps in the stomach, vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Secondly, it affects the Respiratory system resulting in a running nose, watery eyes, allergic rhinitis and asthma.

Thirdly, it affects the Oral system causing tingling of the mouth, swelling of lips, mouth and tongue.

Fourthly, it affects the Skin and causes hives, itching, burning, redness and swelling.

Fifthly, the Systemic symptoms affects the whole body, means one can have bloating, anxiety, palpitation and itching in the entire body.

Lastly, it also affects Circulation. During severe allergic reaction individuals can go through cardiovascular ailments such as fast beating of the heart, tachycardia and people can also faint during manifestation of allergic reaction.

Homeopathy is the first line of treatment. Homeopathy is psychosomatic and functional system of treatment.  It helps improve the immune system and combat any future attacks. Homoeopathic allergy remedies not only provide relief from acute allergic reactions, but also strive to heal the allergic reaction by identifying and treating the underlying root cause. Homoeopathic allergic treatment is absolutely safe because homoeopathic medicines are derived from natural components and contain no contaminants.

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