Allergies

Asthma and Allergies

While asthma and allergies may be quite common among a surprisingly large percentage of the population, they are still serious conditions that should never be left unattended to. Not only can some of these conditions actually create some life threatening situations, but even the less severe of them can significantly reduce people’s standard of living, ranging from basic annoyances all the way up to debilitating conditions that prevent people from being successful at their jobs or even enjoying time with their families.

Asthma is classified as a disease of the lungs. This disease actually causes the airways of the lungs to become blocked or narrowed. This inevitably causes people to have difficulty breathing; even if they are not necessarily undergoing excessive physical activity. This is considered to be a chronic disease and over 20 million Americans alone suffer from it. Asthma is usually categorized under two different divisions: allergic (extrinsic) asthma and non-allergic (intrinsic) asthma.

Allergies are typically classified as diseases of the immune system because they relate to the overreaction of the immune system to common substances referred to as allergens. Allergies are also usually classified based on how they are set off or triggered, such as the season or time of year and where the symptoms show themselves on the body. Some of the more common types of allergies are hay fever, seasonal, perennial, nasal, food allergies, latex allergies, insect allergies, skin allergies and eye allergies. People who suffer from allergies can still certainly live healthy and active lives but often require treatments to mitigate the effects of their symptoms.

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