Do you suffer with allergies?
An allergy is a reaction the body has to a specific food or substance eg. dust mite, pollen, cat dander etc. Adults can develop allergies to things they weren’t previously allergic to. Most allergies are mild and can be controlled by avoiding the triggers. Life style changes may also be helpful.
Occasionally, severe reactions can occur called anaphylaxis, which require urgent medical attention – but thankfully these are quite rare.
Allergies can cause many symptoms such as:
sneezing, itching, runny/blocked nose, red, itchy, watery eyes, vomiting, diarrhoea, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, swelling of the lips/tongue/eyes and face, skin rashes and worsening of asthma or eczema symptoms.
To help you manage your allergies, it is helpful to know exactly what you are reacting to. Taking an allergy test will help you identify potential triggers, giving you more control over your health.
The Environmental Allergens and Food Allergies Test will test for the following markers:
|Birch||Hazelnut pollen||Olive||Cypress||Ash European||Timothy grass|
|Rye||Bermuda grass||Bahia grass||Common regweed||Mugwort||English plantain|
|Cat dander||Horse dander||Dog dander||House dust mites *||Cockroach||Cladosporium|
*D. pteronyssinus and D. farinae
How it works
The test involves having a small amount of blood taken from a pin prick in your finger. This is sent away to a laboratory, and the results are available within 5 working days. A report is sent to your practitioner detailing which (if any) substances you are reacting to and also the strength of the reaction.
You then have the information you need to help you manage your health more effectively.
If you are interested in taking an allergy test, or would like more information, please contact Adele on 07790 261914 or alternatively email email@example.com. Or fill out the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page.