ALLERGIES AND SENSITIVITIES

The tendency to develop allergies is often hereditary, which means it can be passed down through genes from parents to their kids. But just because you, your partner, or one of your children might have allergies doesn't mean that all of your kids will get them. As well, specific allergies are not inherited, just the likelihood of having any allergies.

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Food Allergy

Allergy to Eggs

Allergy to Eggs

An allergy to eggs is caused by the body’s inability to break down egg protein which causes many problems. Symptoms include rashes, hives, congestion, vomiting, and more. Some allergies are more severe, and can have effects that are more easily triggered, more potent, and/or more long-lasting.

Allergy to Milk

Allergy to Milk

An allergy to milk is caused by the body\\\'s inability to process milk or lactose, which causes many problems. Symptoms include bloating, gas, diarrhea, and more. Some allergies are more severe, and can have effects that are more easily triggered, more potent, and/or more long-lasting.

Allergy to Peanuts

Allergy to Peanuts

An allergy to peanuts is caused by the body’s inability to process peanut proteins, which causes many problems. Symptoms vary wildly, including anything from an itchy mouth to severe anaphylaxis. Allergies range in severity, and some can have effects that are more easily triggered, more potent, and/or more long-lasting.

General Food Sensetivities

General Food Sensetivities

Having a general sensitivity to foods is an important factor that can often result in food allergies, especially when coupled with a weak immune system. Studies have shown that your sensitivity to various foods is primarily determined by your genetics.

Gluten Sensetivities

Gluten Sensetivities

A sensitivity to gluten is caused by the body’s inability to process gluten proteins found in grains such as wheat, rye, and barley, which causes many problems. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, and more. Some allergies are more severe, and can have effects that are more easily triggered, more potent, and/or more long-lasting. This condition is often referred to as non-celiac gluten sensitivity which is different from celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is caused by the body’s inability to properly process lactose, which is a natural sugar found in milk and dairy products. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps, bloating, gas, and more. Some allergies are more severe, and can have effects that are more easily triggered, more potent, and/or more long-lasting.

Chemical Sensitivity

Sensitivity to Mercury

Sensitivity to Mercury

Mercury is most commonly found in fish and seafood products, as they absorb it from chemical waste found in polluted water. It is naturally toxic to consume, but some are more sensitive to it than others depending on their genetic predispositions.

Sensitivity to PCB

Sensitivity to PCB

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of odorless, tasteless man-made chemicals. They have the tendency to accumulate inside the human body. While the manufacturing of PCB has been stopped, it is still being released into the environment due to a failure to follow proper safety standards. This means that PCB can be found throughout the environment, including the food we eat and the water we drink. While PCB is harmful to everyone, some are genetically predisposed to be more sensitive to it.

Indoor Allergy

allergy to cockroaches

allergy to cockroaches

Cockroaches are some of nature’s most hardy animals and can be found everywhere. Cockroaches are a common allergen that can cause runny noses, itchy or red eyes, skin rashes, coughs, or mucus. People with particular genetic variations are more at risk of having cockroach allergies.

Allergy To Dust Mites

Allergy To Dust Mites

Dust mites are tiny insects invisible to the eye that are commonly found in dusty places and are a common allergen. Symptoms include itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, sneezing, and more. Some allergies are more severe, and can have effects that are more easily triggered, more potent, and/or more long-lasting. Almost 20 million Americans have a dust mite allergy.

Allergy To Mold

Allergy To Mold

Mold is a fungus that can typically be found in moist places and is a common allergen. A mold allergy is similar to other allergies, in that its symptoms include swelling, rashes, nausea, and more. Some allergies are more severe, and can have effects that are more easily triggered, more potent, and/or more long-lasting.

Allergy To Pets

Allergy To Pets

Pet allergies are often triggered by proteins found in a pet’s saliva, urine, or dander. Symptoms include sneezing, runny noses, difficulty breathing, and more. Some allergies are more severe, and can have effects that are more easily triggered, more potent, and/or more long-lasting.