The results of the study showed that the diameter of the wheals were greater when allergen extracts from Bermuda and Bahia grass types were introduced to the forearms of the study participants.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 30, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, supports recent research that shows the varying responses to grass pollen.
A recent medical report published in the journal Clinical and Translational Allergy addressed grass pollen allergies and showed that the degree of allergic reaction generated by the immune system varies according to the grass species that produced the pollen.
The study examined the allergic response of approximately 233 participants to different grass species, including Bahia, Johnson, and Bermuda grasses. The allergic response based on the immune system was measured using the skin prick test, which involved introducing droplets of a specific grass allergen underneath the skin. Fifteen minutes after introducing the allergen, the diameter of the wheal or the reacting area surrounding the site of the prick, which represents the reaction of the immune system to the allergen, was measured. Wheals that were greater than 3 millimeters in diameter indicated a positive reaction generated by the immune system.
Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health Dr. Victor Marchione commented on the findings of the study saying, “The results of the study showed that the diameter of the wheals were greater when allergen extracts from Bermuda and Bahia grass types were introduced to the forearms of the study participants. On the other hand, the diameter of the wheals generated from allergen extracts of Johnson grass was smaller, suggesting that the immune system did not extensively react to the presence of this particular extract and that the level of health damage might not be so severe.”
The report on the variation in allergic reactions to pollen showed that the severity of response of the body’s immune system varies according to the nature of the allergen and might influence the extent of health damage and the type of health tips for allergy treatment. The study showed differences in the degree of allergy based on the grass species, so it is also possible that the nature of the pollen allergen may also result in varying levels of allergies. For example, pollen from trees may result in a different degree of allergy from pollen generated by flowering plants or grasses.
Jim Chiang, CEO of Bel Marra says, “The medical report on varying responses to grass pollen may help medical practitioners in their description of treatment schemes and health tips for patients suffering from seasonal allergies, which is very promising.”
The information contributed by the report may also decrease the chances of further damage to the respiratory system, especially when the response of the immune system to pollen needs to be immediately addressed using proper treatments.
(SOURCE: “Clinical and Translational Allergy”, Subtropical grass pollen allergens are important for allergic respiratory diseases in subtropical regions, March 5, 2012)
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