They make you sneeze. That is the extent of a lot of peoples knowledge of allergies. But there is a raft of symptoms you can suffer from hundreds of different allergies, some of which can be incredibly dangerous.
You could be living with an allergy symptom that is making your life miserable and not even know it. The only way to be sure is to take a test for allergies. Here we look at the reasons to get tested as soon as possible.
Risk of Death
A pretty eye-catching reason to take a test for allergies, right? Did you know there are symptoms associated with allergies that result in a fatality? Anaphylaxis can cause throat tightness and deprivation of oxygen and is a side effect of allergies, accounting for 1-7 deaths per 100,000 people in the UK. Being aware of your problematic foods can be the difference between life and death. Can you afford not to take a test for allergies?
Sleep is vital to maintaining good health. Poor sleep increases your chances of several diseases and illnesses, including depression and Alzheimer’s. Did you know that breathing obstruction caused by inflammation to nasal passages resulting from allergies can have a severe, detrimental impact on your sleep quality? During the day, muscles require a lot of the oxygen you consume, meaning the brain has to share. While asleep, the body is mostly inactive meaning the brain gets a larger share of the oxygen you’re taking in. If your nasal passages are inflamed, they take in less oxygen.
Red, Itchy Rash
A common side effect of allergies is a rash. Unsightly & itchy, rashes can make life incredibly difficult. Scratching the itch doesn’t relieve it, and antihistamines only offer temporary relief. Taking a test for allergies can be a game-changer. Identifying the foods or substances that you’re allergic to means you can undertake an elimination diet and remove the problematic item. Removal should, finally, lead to the easing of your rash symptoms. At last, you can relax
People say “listen to your gut.”. In this case, you should LITERALLY listen to your gut. When you have an unidentified allergy, the substances you consume expose you to several digestive issues ranging from stomach pain to diarrhoea and vomiting. If you’re regularly eating or around a substance to which you have an allergy, then it is going to get pretty tiring always suffering these symptoms. You can test for allergies that could be causing you stomach problems with one of our tests.
Having a constantly runny or stuffy nose can leave you thinking you’re particularly susceptible to colds or bugs and taking every medication you can get your hands on. The problem is, your cold or flu could actually be the manifestation of an unidentified allergy. Find a simple solution by simply taking a test for allergies.