Food allergies are very common and can develop at a very early age, and in some cases may continue into adult life. Food allergies typically happen because the body’s immune system mistakenly sees a protein as being harmful to you. When the protein does not digest the way it’s supposed to, the body sees the protein as invader and releases white blood cells to attack and protect the body, in return develops a allergic reaction. Allergic reactions can be as mild as a rash, or as severe and serious as anaphylactic shock or, in rare cases, death.
One of the most common allergies are nuts. Peanuts allergy is most common, but people whole are allergic to peanuts can also be allergic to pecans, walnuts, and pine nuts. If the seed contain protein oils, such as sesame or poppy seeds, it can trigger a reaction as well. Some conditions are not to due an allergy, but caused by other reasons such as being lactose intolerant. A severe reaction to a type of protein can occur within seconds to an hour. Symptoms may include hives, swelling of mouth, lips, throat, or entire face, hoarse voice, wheezing/ shortness of breath, and nausea.
Unfortunately, there is no cure of allergies, but there are ways to possibly reduce side-effects. Treatment may include avoiding all times of food that give a allergic reaction; including touching or inhaling the food in severe cases, epinephrine injection, steroids to calm the immune system, or chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments can enable the immune system to function and respond more clearly to the body, because a nervous system without stress and compression responds more effectively. Approximately, around 30,000 people require emergency care because of an allergic reaction, and about 150 don’t make it. Contacting a local San Diego Chiropractors to see how boosting your immune system can be beneficial, will get you started in the right direction of aligning the nervous syste.