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Allergies

Allergies occur when your immune system over-reacts to substances called allergens. Allergens include pollen, pet dander, mold, dust mites, foods (e.g., wheat, peanut, milk), latex, and drugs.

Hay fever, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis or atopic rhinitis are all related to allergies.

One in five people suffer ill health because of allergies and sensitivities.

What Causes Allergies?
What Are the Risk Factors?
What Are the Symptoms?
How Are They Diagnosed?
Conventional Treatment
Alternative Treatment
Can Allergies Be Prevented?
What Should You Do Next?

What Causes Allergies?

People with allergies have an inherited (genetic) predisposition for developing hypersensitivity to inhaled and ingested substances (allergens) that are harmless to other people.

A healthy immune system is balanced between the activity of 2 types of white blood cells, called Th1 and Th2.


What Are the Risk Factors for Allergies?


What Are the Symptoms of Allergies?

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How Are Allergies Diagnosed?


Conventional Treatment for Allergies

Natural or Alternative Treatment for Allergies

Reduce Exposure to Allergens

The most effective treatment for allergies is to reduce your exposure. There are several ways to do this:

Dietary treatments

Clinical Nutrition

Not everyone will need to apply all of these treatments. Consult a nutritionally oriented physician to help specialize treatment for you including selection of nutrients and their doses.

Nutritional Substances that Address Th1/Th2 Balance

Other nutrients useful in the treatment of allergies

Botanical Medicine

Herbs such as Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), Hawthorne Berry (Crataegus oxyacantha), and Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica) may be used in the treatment of allergies, depending on the person’s specific allergy symptoms..

Homeopathic Remedies

Allium cepa, Silicea, Hepar sulf, and Kali bic are but a few single remedies used in the acute and chronic treatment of rhinitis.

Supplement Quality Is Important

Our intention when we use nutritional and botanical supplements is for these treatments to have a physiological effect and clinical benefit, meaning that they are effective and your health improves.

The quality of nutritional supplements in the general marketplace is suspect. In order to get the maximum benefit to your health, be sure you purchase the highest quality nutritional supplements.


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Can Allergies Be Prevented?

Allergies are difficult to prevent because it is so hard to avoid exposure to allergens. However, efforts to address the modifiable risk factors (listed above) should minimize the development of allergies.


What Should You Do Next?

The doctors at The Connecticut Center for Health are very experienced in the treatment of allergies. If you have (or suspect you have) allergy symptoms and want to learn more about natural treatments for this condition, we recommend that you contact one of our clinics for a free consultation about allergies or to schedule an appointment.


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