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-== Allergy ==+An '''​allergy'''​ is a reaction of the [[immune system]]. ​ The term allergy is also known as [[hypersensitivity]]. ​ People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are
  
-Chronic allergy is a hypersensitivity caused by exposure to an allergen resulting in a marked increase in immune system reactivity upon subsequent exposure. ​ A patient once told me that since she arrived on US soil, it seemed to her everyone in America had chronic allergy problems, while no one did in her home country of Korea. This simple observation is simply an acknowledgement of the massive increase of allergens we now are forced to cope with in our industrial society. Allergy symptoms can range from a simple rash to life-threatening [[wp>anaphylactic shock]], requiring emergency treatment. In addition, allergy is often (very often) a contributing factor to numerous other disease processes. ​ Dr. Jonathan V. Wright estimates that hundreds of common health problems are related to allergy, and lots of us blame environmental degradation - a massive problem that we are all paying for dearly.+* [[Pollen]] 
 +* [[Dust mite]]s 
 +* [[Mold]] spores 
 +* Pet [[dander]] 
 +* [[Food]] 
 +* [[Insect sting]]s 
 +* [[Medicine]]s 
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 +Scientists think both [[genes]] and the [[environment]] have something to do with it. Normally, your [[immune system]] fights [[germ]]s. It is your body's defense system. In most [[allergic reaction]]s,​ however, it is responding to a false alarm. 
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 +Allergies can cause a [[runny nose]], [[sneezing]],​ [[itching]],​ [[rash]]es, [[swelling]] or [[asthma]]. [[Symptom]]s vary. Although [[allergies]] can make one feel bad, they are usually not fatal. However, a severe reaction called [[anaphylaxis]] is life-threatening. 
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 +Chronic allergy is a hypersensitivity caused by exposure to an allergen resulting in a marked increase in immune system reactivity upon subsequent exposure. ​ A patient once told me that since she arrived on US soil, it seemed to her everyone in America had chronic allergy problems, while no one did in her home country of Korea. This simple observation is simply an acknowledgement of the massive increase of allergens we now are forced to cope with in our industrial society. Allergy symptoms can range from a simple rash to life-threatening [[anaphylactic shock]], requiring emergency treatment. In addition, allergy is often (very often) a contributing factor to numerous other disease processes. ​ Dr. Jonathan V. Wright estimates that hundreds of common health problems are related to allergy, and lots of us blame environmental degradation - a massive problem that we are all paying for dearly.
  
 We have already discussed single cell immune response to foreign antigens in the immune system players article. The whole process is that antigen processing cells present the antigen to T-cells, which then help B-cells to change form into IgE-secreting ​ cells (called plasma cells). The newly formed IgE attaches itself to mast cells, which are found in large quantities in the respiratory tract, sinus, GI tract and skin. This is why allergy occurs mostly in these locations. When the antigen gets into your system again, it links to the mast cells, which then release histamine, leukotrienes and other irritating cytokine chemicals, which cause the initial allergy symptoms to occur. The later reactions occur because Th2 cells are activated by the processed allergen, then release interleukins,​ which cause eosinophils,​ basophils and neutrophils to release more allergy-causing cytokines. We have already discussed single cell immune response to foreign antigens in the immune system players article. The whole process is that antigen processing cells present the antigen to T-cells, which then help B-cells to change form into IgE-secreting ​ cells (called plasma cells). The newly formed IgE attaches itself to mast cells, which are found in large quantities in the respiratory tract, sinus, GI tract and skin. This is why allergy occurs mostly in these locations. When the antigen gets into your system again, it links to the mast cells, which then release histamine, leukotrienes and other irritating cytokine chemicals, which cause the initial allergy symptoms to occur. The later reactions occur because Th2 cells are activated by the processed allergen, then release interleukins,​ which cause eosinophils,​ basophils and neutrophils to release more allergy-causing cytokines.
    
-Allergy Symptoms+==Allergy Symptoms==
  
 The classic respiratory symptoms are sneezing, secretion of watery mucus, and membrane swelling that blocks the nasal passageways. In chronic cases dark circles develop under the eyes, as well as fatigue and hacking due to an itching sensation in the roof of the mouth. ​ Over time, respiratory allergy and sinusitis moves toward asthma, discussed in another section of this website. The classic respiratory symptoms are sneezing, secretion of watery mucus, and membrane swelling that blocks the nasal passageways. In chronic cases dark circles develop under the eyes, as well as fatigue and hacking due to an itching sensation in the roof of the mouth. ​ Over time, respiratory allergy and sinusitis moves toward asthma, discussed in another section of this website.
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 • Prescribe specific herbs and nutrients to tone down the allergy response and make it less aggressive. • Prescribe specific herbs and nutrients to tone down the allergy response and make it less aggressive.
  
-Treatment of Allergies+==Treatment of Allergie==
  
 •  The severity of the general inflammatory response can be decreased by using healthy fats and oils, and supplementing with borage oil, fish oils etc. •  The severity of the general inflammatory response can be decreased by using healthy fats and oils, and supplementing with borage oil, fish oils etc.
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 * [[Summer skin care with Ayurveda]] * [[Summer skin care with Ayurveda]]
  
-==Consultation on Call==+[[Category:​Allergies]] 
 +[[Category:​Immune System]] 
 +[[Category:​Medicine]]
  
-http://​www.ayurveda-california.com/​distance_learning/​index.php/​diseases-treatment-with-ayurveda-chinese-medicine/​allergy 
  
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