Allergies Health Center

Allergies

More than half of the entire population of the United States, 150 million individuals, test positive for one or more allergen. Allergic responses are caused when the body's immune system has a reaction called hypersensitivity, causing the body to release inflammatory proteins into the body. 

Allergens are triggers that cause the body's immune system to react defensively, fighting what it believes to be harmful even though it is not. Allergens can include substances such as pollen, dander, bee venom, certain medications and various...