Allergy and Asthma: breaking the link.
Allergies are more than sneezing, itching, or watery eyes. They are a hypersensitivity of the immune system, causing allergic reactions to normally harmless environmental substances like dust, pollen, mold, pollution and many others.
The role of allergies in the immune system
When you have an allergy, your immune system is activated. But the allergy may cause the immune system to become over-activated in various body systems. IMMUNOe believes that a non-regulated allergy can lead the immune system in the wrong direction, towards asthma or worse, autoimmune disease.
IMMUNOe believes early diagnosis and smart intervention using an integrated treatment approach
can stop the progression of allergies to more serious disorders like asthma, autoimmune and
immune-related diseases. For example, diagnosing the cause of a toddler’s eczema can prevent rhinitis, allergies and ultimately asthma as they get older.
In addition to the hundreds of allergic triggers in the environment, food allergies are of particular
concern as they cause rapid and sometimes severe reactions. Fortunately, IMMUNOe has the ability to
identify and diagnose the causes of food-related symptoms. Once the triggers have been determined, we can then begin treatment using the latest, most effective interventions including, if desired, alternative drug therapies.
In both children and adults, unidentified allergies may often be contributing to sinus problems, coughing, fatigue and headache, while food allergies or food intolerance may be presenting as vague abdominal symptoms.
Finally, new studies suggest that allergies and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may somehow be interconnected. Because the immune system communicates with the nervous system, allergic triggers such as environment, food and genetics, activate the immune system and cause inflammation. This may lead to neurologic and neuro-immune inflammation, which may present as ADHD. IMMUNOe is at the forefront of research in this are. Click here to more.