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Food Allergy

A condition as mild as cough and as chronic as anaphylaxis, depending upon the reaction of our immune system.

Let us understand the inflammatory reaction of IgE.

FOOD ALLERGY

Food allergy is a hypersensitive (abnormal) response to an allergen otherwise harmless to the body. It is a Type-III allergy where the immune system overreacts to a particular food agent (allergen) due to increased Immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels and as a resultant, bears various symptoms like skin rash, cough, itching, swelling, asthma, diarrhoea, breathing difficulty and much more. Food allergies could be as mild as a running nose to as chronic as anaphylaxis, depending upon the immunity of an individual. The reaction is triggered by allergens found in milk products, eggs, wheat, peanuts, seafood etc. in selective individuals and as an allergic reaction, causes release of chemicals like histamine into the bloodstream. The histamine acts on a person’s eye, nose, lungs, throat, skin, gastrointestinal tract and causes the symptoms of allergy.

Most common allergen sources

Lactose
In milk products
Alpha-livetin
In Eggs
Arha H 1 and Arha H 3
In Peanuts
Gluten
In Wheat
Parvalbumin
In Fish
Tropomyosin
In Shellfish
Gly m Bd 68K
In Soybean
Lipid Transfer Proteins (LTPs)
In Plants

The most common allergen sources

Problems like nausea, vomiting, weight issues, weakness, lack of appetite etc are commonly heard and often associated with various factors without even realizing that those could be the symptoms of a wheat allergy. Countless allopathy medications and ill-treatments further lead to other problems and make it worse for an individual. Children are the prime victim of wheat allergy. Due to a weaker immunity, they tend to fall prey to the hypersensitive reactions and develop the symptoms of an allergy. In certain cases, there had been shocking revelations of wrong treatments continuing over the years and making a child extremely sick. Unlike classic allergies, wheat allergy leaves you allergic to not just wheat but other four to five different categories of food. At last, a patient suffering from wheat allergy is advised to eliminate wheat from the daily diet and replace it with rice, corn, millet, buckwheat or potatoes. This not only deprives the patient of the taste, but also the essential growth nutrients, especially in the case of children.

Celiac Disease- more than a suffering

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, a condition of a digestive tract. It is triggered by gluten, which is the main storage protein found in certain grains, primarily wheat, rye and barley. It is diagnosed through symptoms and confirmed with the help of biopsy. The gluten damages the small intestine by atrophying the villi, a part of the small intestine and is responsible for the absorption of the nutrients. When they are damaged, the small intestine has difficulty in absorbing the needed nutrients and eventually result in malabsorption. Patients suffering from celiac disease have decreased antibody immunoglobulin A (IgA). IgA deficiency is presented in 2-3% patients of celiac disease. tTG, IgG may be used as an alternative test in people who have deficiency of IgA. IgA antibodies are secreted by plasma cells in the linning of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and genitourinary tracts. IgA antibodies generally do not circulate but act locally in the linnings or on their surfaces.

The Symptoms

Onset of the celiac disease may occur during childhood or adulthood with the following symptoms:

  • Long lasting or recurring diarrhea/constipation
  • Pain in abdomen, abdominal cramps and bloating
  • Irritability
  • Poor appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Failure to grow normally or delayed growth
  • Weight loss or lack of weight gain
  • Easy fatigability, exhaustion (lassitude)
  • Itchy, blistering skin rash, Urticaria
  • Anemia
  • Abnormally bulky, pale, frothy stools containing increased levels of fat (steatorrhea)

The Treatment

Eliminating wheat from the diet can be a temporary measure but does not fix the problem in a long run. People try various natural remedies in search of relief but unknowingly make the situation worst by practicing wrong procedures, medication or treatments. Allergy caused by wheat or milk or any other food product is not just because of the food allergens but due to a weaker immunity and none of the above procedures help in strengthening the immunity. Allopathy is another treatment people opt for which definitely provides an interim relief but worsens the condition but affecting the patient's immunity as a whole. These treatments do cause reliefs but also the side effects. Such medications make the patient more vulnerable to other types of allergies and diseases and the cycle of medication becomes never ending. Patient deserves a long-lasting and natural relief and this can happen with the help of homeopathic treatment for allergies.

The Homeopathic Approach

With its unique approach towards treating an individual by the methodology of individualization, Homeoclinic has successfully treated patients with different ailments. Problems like celiac disease, hives and other severe allergies have been cured from the roots with homeopathy and helped the patients to recover holistically without any signs of recurrence.

Homeopathic treatment of allergies begins with examining the physical symptoms and also takes the following into consideration:
  • Life circumstances around the time of onset of the allergy symptoms
  • Situations which cause an exacerbation of the allergy symptoms
  • Situations which lead to a relief from allergy symptoms
  • Feelings aroused by the allergy symptoms, or the person’s unique experience of the condition
  • How the allergy symptoms disrupt normal living, or what the person is thereby prevented from doing
  • Reaction to changing seasons and which specific is triggered in a weather
The ultimate goal in the healing of allergic symptoms involves eliminating sensitivity while regaining freedom and this is achievable through constitutional treatment primarily through comprehensive systems like homeopathy. With respect to allergies, a healthy person with strong immunity will remain healthy even when exposed to unhealthy influences.

Homeoclinic- the permanent solution

At homeoclinic, we aim at permanent recovery over temporary solutions.

Alternative treatment

Homeopathy has proved to be a greater treatment for curing the food allergy

Homeopathy

97

Allopathy

85

Avoiding the food

78