Seasonal change is a common natural phenomenon, but some people are miserable during certain seasons. People with allergies are more sensitive to seasonal changes, sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, skin rash, asthma and so on. Many people think that spring is the season with high allergies, in fact, allergies not only occur in spring, but also have high incidence in every season. Seasonal allergies commonly include allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis, allergic dermatitis, allergic asthma and so on.
Allergies are actually overreactions of the human body to external substances. Most allergic reactions are the rejection of the human body against harmless substances. The IgE antibodies produced in the body bind to the antigen and release inflammatory chemicals such as histamine, causing various allergic symptoms. Different individuals are allergic to different substances, so not all patients are allergic to the same substance, so there will be an allergen detection method to detect allergic substances in patients.
Over the years, medical scientists have been looking for ways to solve and eradicate allergies. Generally, there are the following aspects:
1. Environmental control, away from allergens. Since the occurrence of allergies is caused by contact with allergens, it is particularly important to stay away from allergens and maintain a healthy living environment. Getting rid of dust mites, reducing plant pollen in the living environment, and keeping away from polluted environments are all issues that we need to pay attention to in our daily lives.
2. Medical treatment, including antihistamines, corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, etc. Medication can improve and relieve allergic symptoms, but various symptoms of allergic reactions are different, and doctors need to diagnose and evaluate to give correct drug treatment.
3. Special treatment. There are also some special treatments for allergies. For example, allergen immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis and prevention of asthma and so on.
4. Diet and supplements. Scientists have been working hard to find a healthy lifestyle, a reasonable and scientific diet and some food supplements to enhance the body's immunity, relieve and improve various allergy symptoms.
Recently, the research team of Kyoto University in Japan confirmed that the Omega-3 fatty acids can inhibit allergic skin reactions. There are two main families of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), namely n-6 and n-3 families. Studies have indicated that there is a relationship between Omega-6 intake and allergic diseases. Omega-3 supplements are the main source of long-chain Omega-3, and the role of these fatty acids has opposite function to that of Omega-6. Therefore, it is believed that Omega-3 can prevent the clinical manifestations of atopic allergies. People are affected by the modern diet that contains too much Omega-6 fatty acids that can cause inflammation in the body. Therefore, if you can take an sufficient amount of Omega-3 fatty acids in your daily diet, and at the same time reduce the intake of Omega-6 fatty acids, it will effectively help to inhibition and prevent the body from continuously producing inflammatory reactions. Therefore, objectively change improper inflammatory dietary habits, moderate consumption of food and/or supplements containing Omega-3 fatty acids, it has a certain alleviate effect of inflammation due to allergen invasion.
Allysian Omega™ (krill oil) is our first choice of Omega-3 supplement. In addition to relieve high blood cholesterol, improve cognitive function, and protect blood vessels, now there is one more reason for omega-3 can help us to fight and battle against allergy.
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