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  • Allergies & Medicinal Mushrooms

  • Definition & General Information:

    Allergy or allergic disease comprises of a number of conditions caused by the reaction or the hypersensitivity of the immune system to substances in the environment that are usually regarded as harmless.

    A large variety of food products can cause allergies.

    Here are just some examples:

    • Milk and milk products
    • Eggs
    • Wheat
    • Soy and soybeans,
    • Fish
    • Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, pecan nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia)
    • Molluscs (mussels, whelks, oysters, snails, squid, etc)
    • Shellfish (lobsters, prawns, crabs, crayfish, etc)
    • Mustard
    • Sesame
    • Celery

    The symptoms for food allergy can vary from mild to severe and can occur at any occasion. The same type of food can trigger a different reaction at different times.

  • Some people are allergic to non-food related things, such as:

    • Molds
    • Dust mites
    • Insect stings
    • Cats and dogs, animal dander
    • Latex

    Seasonal allergy is related to tree pollen, weed, grass, etc and can display a variety of symptoms with different intensity.

    There are people that display allergic reaction to some medications.

    These side effects can vary from mild to severe and have to be taken very seriously. In these cases people need to immediately discontinue taking the medication and seek medical attention.

  • Symptoms:

    Symptoms of an allergic reaction may involve digestive system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system and the skin.

    These reactions can present themselves in one or more ways, for example:

    • Itchy eyes
    • Red eyes
    • Itchy skin rash (atopic dermatitis)
    • Hives
    • Sneezing
    • Nasal congestion
    • Runny nose
    • Wheezing
    • Allergic asthma
    • Blood pressure dropping
    • Lower heart beat
    • Vomiting
    • Stomach cramps
    • Breathing difficulty
    • Wheezing
    • Repetitive cough
    • Tight throat
    • Hoarse voice
    • Difficulty to swallow
    • Swelling of the tongue
    • Difficulty to talk
    • Pale or blue tinge of skin colour
    • Dizziness
    • Fainting
    • Anaphylactic shock, the most severe form of an allergic reaction.

    The most severe allergic reaction and the most dangerous is anaphylactic shock.

    This is a life- threatening allergic reaction causing the vital functions of your body to be severely compromised. Anaphylaxis can cause a dramatic drop in your blood pressure and it affects your breathing within just minutes of exposure to the food that triggered this reaction. Anaphylactic shock can be fatal and must be immediately treated with an injection of epinephrine (adrenaline).

  • General Recommendations

    Mild allergies deprive the body of energy, cause sleep deprivation, discomfort, mood changes, depression.

    The immune system is not coping with the environment and causes the body to react in various ways.

    The best and most effective treatment is to do your best to avoid the food that causes your body to react to the allergen.

    Often children may outgrow their allergic reactions to milk and to eggs, the reaction to peanuts and nuts in general are most likely to remain.

  • Recommended Medicinal Mushrooms:

    Because allergies are caused by the reaction or the hyper-sensitivity of the immune system to allergens in the environment, the boosting of the immune system by taking medicinal mushrooms helps overcome these reactions or make them less prominent and easier to deal with.

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact me and discuss your health issues or any of our MediMushrooms products.

    I am here to help,
    Dr Alla.