Why we get allergy?
Nowadays, more and more people are allergic. While it was still relatively rare a few decades ago, allergies are now considered a common disease. The WHO estimates that one in two people will be affected in 2025, and this problem is becoming more common among children. But why are we going to be allergic and what to do if we notice symptoms in ourselves? That's what we followed.
What is an allergy?
Allergy is an excessive reaction of the immune system to substances that do not provoke any response from the body in others. In this case, the body perceives the allergen as dangerous, so it begins to defend itself, which can cause inflammation and physical symptoms. Allergens can be pollen from flowers, and animal hair, but many people are allergic to certain foods and medicines.
The exact process of developing an allergic disease is not known. Unpleasant symptoms most commonly occur in the lower and upper respiratory tract, eyes, skin, or intestinal tract.
Nasal congestion, tearing and itching of the throat are common, and many also develop conjunctivitis. In our country, one in four to five people is allergic to something, most of them suffer from ragweed that blooms from mid-July to October. The first pollens that cause allergies may appear as early as the end of February, and as the weather subsides, the concentration of pollen in the air increases.