Allergy and illness

Allergy symptoms are responsible for more visits to the doctor’s office than any single illness in this country. Recent statistics shows that about 25% of the US population or approximately 75 million people suffer from some form of allergy. An allergy can be defined as an abnormal physical reaction to normally harmless substances called allergens. These allergens such as dust, molds, pollen, foods, chemicals, drugs, cosmetics and insect venoms can be inhaled, ingested, contacted on the skin or injected.
Allergic symptoms, therefore, can take many different forms and affect many organs and tissues of the body.







Common Symptoms of Allergies


HEAD:

Headaches, Light-headedness, Faintness, Dizziness, Feeling of Fullness in the Head, Excessive Drowsiness or
Sleepiness soon after eating, and Insomnia

EYES, EARS, NOSE AND THROAT:

Runny Nose, Stuffy Nose, Excessive Mucous Formation, Post Nasal Drip, Watery Eyes, Blurring
Of Vision, Ringing of Ears, Ear Aches, Fullness in Ears, Fluid in Middle Ear, Hearing Loss,
Recurrent Ear Infections, Itching Ears, Ear Drainage, Sore Throats, Hoarseness, Chronic Cough,
Gagging, Canker Sores, Itching of the Roof of Mouth and Recurrent Sinusitis.

HEART AND LUNGS:

Palpitations, Arrhythmias, Increased Heart Rate, Rapid Heart Rate {Tachycardia}, Asthma, and Congestion in Chest.

GASTROINTESTINAL:

Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Constipation, Bloating after Meals, Belching, Colitis, Flatulence {Passing Gas}, Feeling of Fullness in Stomach {well after finishing a meal}, Abdominal Cramps.

SKIN:

Hives, Rashes, Eczema, Dermatitis, Pallor, Itching, and Scaling.

OTHER SYMPTOMS:

Chronic Fatigue, Weakness, Muscle Aches and Pains, Joint Aches and Pains, Arthritis, Swelling
Of Hands, Feet or Ankles, Urinary Tract Symptoms {Frequency of Urgency}, Vaginal Itching, Vaginal Discharge, Excessive Hunger, and Binge Eating.

PSYCOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS:

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Aggressive Behavior, Irritability, Mental Dullness and Lethargy, Confusion, Excessive Daydreaming, Hyperactivity, Restlessness,
Learning Disabilities, Poor Work Habits, Slurred Speech, Delayed Speech, Stuttering, Inability to Concentrate, and Apathy