Don’t Let Allergies & Asthma Hold You Back
The providers at Cornerstone Wellness Center are experts at treating allergies and asthma. Allergies and asthma are starting to become a common thing year round. You may wonder what allergies and asthma have in common besides making you quite miserable. Quite a bit, as it turns out. Allergies and asthma more times than not occur together.
The same substances that trigger your hay fever symptoms may also cause asthma signs and symptoms, such as shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. This is called allergic asthma or allergy-induced asthma. Certain substances, such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander, are common triggers. In some people, skin or food allergies can cause asthma symptoms.
An allergic response occurs when immune system antibodies mistakenly identify a harmless substance, such as tree pollen, as an invader to the body. In an attempt to rid and protect your body from this substance, antibodies bind to the allergen or invading substance.
Chemicals are then released by your immune system, which results in allergy signs and symptoms. Such symptoms are nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes, and skin reactions.
- For some people, this same reaction also affects the lungs and airways, which often leads to experiencing asthmatic symptoms.
- Medications can be used to treat allergies or asthma, especially if your symptoms become severe at times. However, recognizing and avoiding the allergic substances that trigger your allergic and asthmatic symptoms is the most important step you can take to ridding yourself of allergies and asthma.
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