Food Allergies

The Effects of Food Allergies

You likely know that a food allergy is a negative bodily response that occurs after you ingest certain things that your body does not like. What you likely don’t know are the specifics — food allergies occur when your body overreacts to a particular protein found in a given food. These proteins drive a hyperactive immune system response. You also may not know that you can develop food allergies as an adult, and that there is no age when you are completely immune from food allergies.

When an allergic reaction occurs, it triggers different symptoms in different individuals. Each person’s immune system overreacts in different ways. For some, an allergic reaction can mean shortened or labored breathing. For others, it can mean vomiting and diarrhea. Dehydration, blood pressure problems, shock, and skin reactions are also possible symptoms.

With your busy lifestyle, you don’t have the time or the energy to have a food allergy disrupt your daily regimen. If you want to be tested for a food allergy or would like advice on how to live with a known food allergy, AAIR is here for you. We offer cutting edge treatments for all allergic problems. Allergies are our specialty; we can help. Call AAIR today.