Written by Douglas Jones, MD, Salt Lake City, UT
The human body is incredible. The number of things it can do is almost infinite. One marvel in particular is that the body can defend itself, even from the smallest of enemies, namely bacteria and viruses.
But as we all know, the human body doesn’t always function perfectly. Sometimes, these defensive systems just mentioned are overly aggressive, meaning that harmless substances are attacked and the body is negatively affected. Dust, mold and pollen aren’t great enemies to humans, but sometimes the body sees them as such, and launches measures to protect itself.
This defense consists of a bunch of chemical weapons that attack and destroy the mistaken foe. This chemical attack launched by our own bodies can sometimes be unpleasant for us. In other cases, it’s life-threatening.
Allergy prone individuals are burdened with these unnecessary battles which can be a serious detriment to quality of life. Fortunately, modern allergy medicine has a host of reliable solutions at its disposal. Come see us, to see how we can make your life better.
What Are the Causes of Allergic Reactions?
There are hundreds of ordinary substances that can trigger allergic reactions. Among the most common are: