Medications can become a seemingly inevitable part of life as you age. The body’s systems have to work harder while at the same time they are losing their youthful efficiency.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, recently released a statement in honor of Food Allergy Awareness week.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/the-other-10-of-dangerous-allergens) notes, food allergies are common in the U.S.—so common that one week in May is dedicated to food allergy awareness. For many, allergies are usually of the milder kind; but for those who have an anaphylactic reaction to an allergen, life can be a whole lot more complicated—and dangerous.
As the article “The Other 10% of Dangerous Allergens” reports, most serious food-allergic reactions happen due to exposure to a small list of potentially life-threatening foods. Peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, soy, wheat, milk, fish, and eggs are the top allergens that account for 90% of all food-allergic reactions, according to the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) web site.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that, according to FARE, food allergens have been steadily on the rise over the past decade, but medical science has no clear idea why this is happening. Even though children seem most susceptible to food-allergic reactions (children under the age of 18 account for 300,000 ambulatory visits per year related to food allergies), these reactions can crop up at any time and at any age.
Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin editor Dr. Victor Marchione states that, “In order to better monitor any allergies that you might develop, make sure you’re aware of these nine less-common allergens that could cause you trouble: meat, corn, spices, seeds, fruits, vegetables, latex, insect stings, and medications.”
“Medications can become a seemingly inevitable part of life as you age. The body’s systems have to work harder while at the same time they are losing their youthful efficiency,” Marchione adds. “Most medical experts chalk this up to inflammation and oxidative damage, which affects the body with increasing intensity throughout the senior years. Medication can help to offset the health problems associated with aging, but make sure that you aren’t having allergic reactions to any of your meds.”
“Food allergies are a common occurrence, but the top allergens usually get the most exposure,” concludes Marchione. “That’s why you need to be aware of other common allergens to protect yourself and your family. This Food Allergy Awareness Week, make sure you’re informed and educated on food allergies so you can live a healthier life!”
(SOURCES: “Facts and Statistics,” Food Allergy Research and Education web site, last accessed May 6, 2013; “Drug Allergies,” National Institutes of Health web site, last accessed May 7, 2013.)
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