How to Reduce the Risk of Allergies
Even though they are genetically inheritable, allergies mostly appear when our immune system is weakened.
A lot of us have allergies without even noticing or realizing that. Others, on the other hand, are very much of their allergies which are sometimes ruining their lives. Once you actually get an allergy, it is much more difficult to treat and get rid of it.
That’s why prevention is always better than cure. A lot of those allergic reactions maybe could have been avoided if people just paid attention. There are some many allergens around us we don’t even know about, and we often let our immune system weaken significantly, and thus unconsciously enable the allergic reactions to appear.
If you have genetic predispositions for some allergy, it is likely to appear sooner or later. Still, this is what you can do to reduce the risk of developing it.
Understand What Causes Allergies
In most cases, allergies are caused by genetic predispositions, but it doesn’t mean you can’t develop one if you are not genetically prone to them.
It is wrongly believed that allergic reactions are caused by a weak immune system. It is actually quite the opposite. An allergic reaction is usually an over-reaction of your organism to some substance – airborne particles, food, drugs, insect venoms and other.
Some of them are no threat to the organism, but our bodies wrongly recognize them as such; others do pose a threat, but not as big as your immune system thinks. So allergies are misguided reactions of a “paranoid” immune system. Those are usually learned, genetically inherited reactions, but today’s medicine says they can be “unlearned”.back to menu ↑
Get Rid of the Airborne Allergens
Your house is full of invisible allergens you are not even aware of. If your nose is runny all the time and you sneeze a lot, especially when you enter a certain place, you probably have some sort of allergy.
Here’s what cleaning experts at Mythical Maids of Berkeley have to say about keeping your home allergen-free.
If that certain place is your house, make sure it’s cleaned and dusted regularly. It should also be well aired (though this is not a good idea if you’re allergic to pollen; then it’s better to keep your windows closed during the season).
Check your house for mold, too, as it is a serious allergen. What’s more, make sure you change your sheets regularly, but not just that. Make sure you replace your mattress and pillow in due time and try choosing the ones made of allergy-proof materials. All this should help to reduce the number of allergens in the air.
Mythical Maids of Berkeley will tell you how important it is to vacuum your carpets regularly as the fibers of the carpet can capture a staggering amount of dust particles which can be easily kicked up into the air by walking on the carpet.back to menu ↑
Avoid Food Allergens
According to some researches, milk, eggs, peanuts, different types of tree nuts, wheat and soy make the top allergens list in the USA. There are also shellfish and fish on the leading positions.
If you can’t kick them out of your plate, at least make sure you keep a diary writing down what you ate and what your body’s response was. That will help you establish the possible allergies you might have.
Keeping a food log is really useful as everyone’s organism is different, so you might be allergic to the rarest possible allergen and the only way to establish it could be to check to notes from the log book. We don’t pay that much attention to what we eat, we easily forget that, so it’s better to have a record of it.