Affecting as much as 50 million Americans, allergies pose a major health concern in the United States. Allergies are defined as your own body’s immune system treating a foreign object coming in contact with your body as an invading organism or chemical compound. As a result, your body releases a wide range of chemicals to defend itself against the perceived invasion. Your allergic symptoms are caused by the chemicals your body releases. Symptoms vary from mere annoyances to fatal reactions.
Allergy Symptoms Impact Different Parts Of Your Body
Depending on the allergen (the foreign particle your body is allergic to), your allergy symptoms can impact your intestines, stomach, skin, lungs, eyes, throat, or nose, among other body parts. In rare situations, certain allergens can trigger reactions that affect your whole body.