DO I SUFFER WITH ALLERGIES?
It is estimated over 145 million people in the United States suffer with some kind of allergy.
The symptoms of allergies are wide reaching. If you suffer with any of the following symptoms on a regular basis – you may suffer with an allergy: Gastrointestinal reactions, including abdominal pains, constipation, diarrhoea, gas, bleeding, nausea and vomiting, weight loss and bloating…
Rashes or blotches, hives, peeling skin, acne-like eruptions, changes to skin pigmentation, uticaria and eczema.
Itchy, watery eyes and runny nose; sneezing, tongue swelling, coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, light headedness.
It is estimated these alone count 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 of 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.