Allergies can cause many symptoms such as; inflammation, irritation, fluid retention, itching, fatigue, digestive upset, pain, flu like symptoms, weight loss/gain, mood swings, PMT, hormonal imbalance, Candida, nutritional deficiencies, toxic overload, organ imbalances, disruption in ph balance and insomnia. This can give rise to conditions such as; Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Headaches, Asthma, Eczema, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Stomach problems, as well as many more.
An allergy is sensitivity to a substance which usually does not cause any harm. The immune system views the allergen as if it was a dangerous infection releasing a surge of histamine. This can cause an array of symptoms some mild while others can be severe and last for periods of time. Example inflammation, irritation, fluid retention, itching, fatigue, digestive upset, pain, flu like symptoms, weight loss/gain , mood swings ,premenstrual syndrome, hormonal imbalance, candida, nutritional deficiencies, toxic overload, organ imbalances, disruption in pH balance and insomnia. Allergies can affect almost any part of the body and be caused by an ever increasing range of natural or artificial substances e.g. chemicals, airborne substances like dust mite, food and drink, animals, environmental, preservatives and additives. Allergies can be the sole cause of illness or act as a trigger to existing conditions.
Types of Allergy
Skin allergies and Candida:
The most common are dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and hive like rash. Symptoms can include itching, redness, pain, swelling, sores, pustules, rashes, and acne. Some causes can include allergies to certain foods, drugs, perfumes, chemicals and animals, poor diet, stress, nutritional deficiencies and organ imbalances.
Candida is one of the most frequent conditions seen in the western world. It is a yeast infection and can be found in many places in the body. Some e.g. are: thrush, nail infection, bloated stomach and constant hunger, craving foods, bowel complaints.
Eye and ear allergies:
Allergies can cause the eyes to water swell become sore red and irritated. The ears can also be affected causing itching internally and externally.
Some common nasal conditions which are caused or triggered by allergies include rhinitis, sinusitis and hay fever and also asthma. Symptoms can include sneezing, nasal discharge, headache, stuffiness, flu like symptoms and congestion. Chest conditions can manifest with symptoms such as coughing with or without phlegm. Asthma attacks can be brought on by an allergic reaction to foods and airborne substances. Symptoms can include wheezing, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, coughing and chest tightness.
Food allergies and food intolerances:
There are many symptoms which include stomach / gut upset, skin rash, organ imbalances, delayed immune response, mouth sores, mood swings, toxin build up, weight gain or loss, stress, headache, poor absorption of nutrients and irritable bowel syndrome. Food allergies can upset the natural balance between good and bad bacteria leading to fungal infection. They can also interfere with the bodies natural pH levels. These levels should be at a neutral of pH 7.2 but can become very acidic if you have an allergy and also can be caused by chemicals and high stress levels.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
IBS affects many people. It manifests with severe pain, bloating, stomach upset, constipation, diarrhoea, cramps, indigestion, anal itching, frequent and urgent bowel motions. This condition can be very stressful, which in itself makes the condition worse. Causes can include food allergies and food intolerances, stress, nutritional deficiencies and organ imbalances.
In Chinese medicine, allergies can cause disruption in the natural balance between yin and yang, smooth flow of Qi /energy and harmony amongst the organs. See vega / bio resonance testing for more information.
Some more causes of allergies are:
Diet, nutrition and lifestyle
As well as many more.