The Real Reason For Most People’s Allergies and Asthma Symptoms

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If you “sneeze” and “wheeze,” there is usually more to the story than simply encountering pollen, ragweed or dust.  Allergies and asthma are a sign that your immune system is working in overdrive and there are several reasons why this can occur. Understanding Allergies Allergies are your body’s reaction to allergens, particles your body considers foreign. When your body encounters an allergen, your blood plasma cells release IgE (immunoglobulin E) which attaches to mast cells. Mast cells are immune cells that are found in great…

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Low Vitamin D May Contribute to Asthma

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According to a recent study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, not getting enough vitamin D may lead to asthma or make asthma symptoms worse in those who already have asthma.  One of the findings showed that people with low vitamin D performed worse on breathing tests. Researchers found the lower the vitamin D levels, the worse their breathing performance. The study also showed that low vitamin D levels were associated with increased production of an inflammatory protein in the blood,…

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