An allergy is a reaction of your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are
- Dust mites
- Mold spores
- Pet dander
- Insect stings
Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander — that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people.
Your immune system produces substances known as antibodies. Some antibodies protect you from unwanted invaders that could make you sick or cause infection.
The severity of allergies varies from person to person and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis — a potentially life-threatening emergency. While most allergies can’t be cured, a number of treatments can help relieve your allergy symptoms.
Decreased air quality is coupled with the allergy-friendly modern house design. Fifty years ago we lived in old, drafty houses, and the breeze dried and freshened the air, and cleared out mold and other allergens. Nowadays, our super-insulated houses don’t breathe adequately. Food has become another source of exposure to allergens. Food manufacturers put more preservatives in foods now to store them longer. Nerve pressure in the upper area of the neck can often cause imbalances in the body causing a person to become more sensitive and allergic to a foreign stimulus. Your Destin chiropractor can determine if there is any nervous system pressure decreasing your ability to adapt to your surroundings.
Please contact our chiropractic clinic in Destin, Florida or in the Grand boulevard shopping center in Miramar Beach, Florida at 850-654-1850 to schedule chiropractic care, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, rehabilitation services, or if you have questions about any of our services or our ability to provide you with help.