By assigning it a place in our hearts and our histories as well as our stomachs, we welcome food into our lives. But food is no friend to the 15 million Americans suffering from food allergies.
Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) March 25, 2013
The number of food allergies has risen so sharply over recent years that as many as 6 percent of American children must cope with this potentially life-threatening condition every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some victims of allergic reactions experience painful rashes and itching, while exposure to allergens can send others into full-blown episodes of potentially deadly anaphylactic shock. Though food allergies are a rising problem, many people have misconceptions about the severity of the condition, the causes behind this mysterious medical disorder, and the types of foods that can cause allergic reactions. With a focused concern for safety developed over nearly 20 years of practicing personal injury law, Richard P. Console, Jr., of Console & Hollawell delves into the myths and realities of food allergy dangers.
“By assigning it a place in our hearts and our histories as well as our stomachs, we welcome food into our lives. But food is no friend to the 15 million Americans suffering from food allergies,” Console said. “The dishes that are entrenched in our lifestyles are full of potential allergens, like eggs, milk, and wheat. A single bite can go from tasty to deadly in seconds. And for those of us without the resources to innovate cures, we may feel helpless knowing that all we can do is wait for a medical breakthrough.”
Console examines the dangers of food allergies and the search for a cure in his latest article, “Every Bite You Take: The Growing Danger of Food Allergies.” While dealing with the dietary restrictions and the ever-present but completely rational fear of a deadly attack occurring at any moment may seem like a nightmare for families coping with food allergies, Console writes that new clinical trials offer the hope for relief.