Allergy: Increasing the immune system does not always help

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Here comes the good weather is with it the allergy for millions of people around the world. Drip, itching, sneezing, obstruction, but also tearing and redness of the eyes are symptoms that knows well those who suffer from allergic rhinitis.

These reactions are triggered as a response to an allergen (some of the most common are pollen, trees, dust mites, mold and professional use substances), in which the immune system of some individuals respond exaggerated, considering harmful substances which are actually harmless and producing specific antibodies, the IgE antibodies to fight them.


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In turn, the IgE bind to other cells of the immune system, the mast cells, which release histamine, a substance that causes dilation of the arterial capillaries, promotes the secretion of mucus; it stimulates the nerve endings resulting in the sensation of itching and sneezing.

Well, some of the researchers Imperial College London have carried out an experiment to see if increasing the immune system it had a reduction in symptoms of inflammation.

You may also like to read another article on EGoodH: The Types of Allergies and What to Do About Them

As you increase your immunity?

Good habits are always excellent allies in the defense of our body. Healthy eating and physical activity are the main principles on which to focus in order to be healthy and strong. The rest helps to recover energy, quitting smoking reduces the risk of infection and limit stress, which weakens the white blood cells, strengthens our defenses. There are also some foods that bring many benefits to our immune system …

  • Garlic: It stimulates the duplication of cells that fight infection; it helps expel toxins and cancer cells and protects the heart by preventing the formation of plaque in the arteries.
  • Citrus fruits: Rich in vitamin C protect us from disease and promote iron absorption.
  • Carrots: As with all beta-carotene rich elements, increase the number of cells that fight infection, it supports the action of T cells and helps fight free radicals.
  • Mushrooms: They help against infection and cancer and reduce frolics caused by a malfunctioning immune system.
  • Avoid refined sugar: The sugar hinders the activities of our defenses and it is good therefore reduce any items that contain it.

More immune system enough to fight allergies?

The team of researchers has administered through injections or tablets an immunotherapy in 106 adults with allergic rhinitis.

After two years of treatment the symptoms was substantially the same, and even after three years were not observed improvements.

This means that immunotherapies are not effective for a period of time less than three years and so you have to follow them for a long time to get the benefits.

Written by Harley

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