A recent nationwide survey found that more than half (54.8%), or 1 in every 2 U.S. citizens test positive to one or more allergies.
The word allergy comes from a Greek word meaning altered energy. When we experience an unusual reaction to substances in our environment, we can either have a specific immune reaction called an allergy or other systemic reactions, which we call sensitivities .
Allergies and sensitivities cause the body to mal-function, can stand in the way of healing, and can prevent the full absorption of essential nutrients needed by the body.
When the body’s immune system overreacts in this way, uncomfortable symptoms can result. Many Tampa Bay residents have discovered that allergies can show up as any of these symptoms:
- Food cravings
- Mood swings
- Ear Infections
- Mental Confusion
- Eating Disorders
- Yeast infections
- Unexplained pain
- Muscle spasms
- Respiratory Infections
- Weight gain or loss
- Fainting spells
- Bed wetting
- Sore throat
- Urinary tract disorders
Many common health conditions can merely be symptoms of underlying allergies or sensitivities. Once discovered and treated, many symptoms may disappear.
When someone has food allergies, they can experience:
indigestion, bloating or poor absorption of nutrients, in addition to more usual symptoms. Some people are even allergic to the supplements they are taking. In this case, they will not receive the full benefit of those supplements until the allergy has been removed.
For many people, the elimination of allergies and sensitivities is an essential component in becoming healthy.
If you are having a problem in this area, we can help you, naturally at our Clearwater clinic. For an appointment or more information,call the New Patient Scheduler at (727) 466-6789.