DO I SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES?
It is estimated at 145 million people in the United States suffer from some kind of allergy.
The symptoms of allergies are wide-reaching. If you suffer from any of the following symptoms on a regular basis – you may suffer with an allergy: Gastrointestinal reactions, including abdominal pains, constipation, diarrhea, gas, bleeding, nausea and vomiting, weight loss and bloating…
Rashes or blotches, hives, peeling skin, acne-like eruptions, changes to skin pigmentation, urticaria and eczema.
Itchy, watery eyes and runny nose; sneezing, tongue swelling, coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, light headedness.
It is estimated this alone counts for around 50 million allergy sufferers in the US according to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of the United States.
These symptoms can also be identified by many other conditions, some of which can be serious and potentially life-threatening. It is important to seek full medical advice – first to eliminate other possible causes before considering allergies as the cause.
There is currently no agreement within experts on the best method of testing for these types of allergies, although it is agreed that an IgE blood test will not identify Non-IgE reacting allergies.