Many people experience seasonal allergies. The symptoms of these allergies include sneezing, stuffy or runny nose, nasal congestion, headaches, itchy, watery eyes, sore throat, and cough. Common allergens include pollen, animal dander, foods such as wheat, soy, nuts, eggs, or shellfish, medications, and latex.
Allergies occur when the body perceives a harmless foreign substance as harmful. The immune system overreacts to this foreign substance, and it is then termed an "allergen." When the body is exposed to this allergen again, the antibodies produced to defend against the allergen are released. This triggers a release of the substance "histamine" which causes most allergy symptoms. Heredity is believed to play a role in the likelihood of one to become allergic to certain substances, but many other factors contribute as well. These include length and degree of exposure, antibiotic exposure, and strength of the immune system.
For many people, the go-to treatment is OTC medications or prescription medications; however, there are many alternative methods to treating allergies and symptoms associated with allergies. Reducing exposure to certain allergens like food or latex is a good starting ground. Natural D-Hist by OrthoMolecular is a natural supplement that supports immune health and healthy nasal and respiratory passages in hypersensitive individuals. Sinus pressure points also help relieve symptoms such as nasal congestion, pressure headaches, and a stuffy or runny nose. Lastly, the strength of the immune system greatly depends on its communication with the brain and spinal cord. Chiropractic adjustments work to relieve this interference between the two systems and result in a healthier immune system to help prevent allergies and their symptoms overall.