Allergies and Immune Issues

Allergies and Immune Issues

Allergies are a common problem, affecting one in five Americans. Allergy symptoms often include itchy eyes, sneezing, sinus congestion, and other issues. Allergies can be caused by many different things: pollen, food, pet dander, and many other substances that you may come into contact with in your daily life.

Allergies happen when your body's immune system responds to a foreign substance like food, dander, bee venom, or pet dander that doesn't typically trigger an allergic reaction in most people. Your immune system produces a substance known as an antibody. 

Your immune system releases antibodies to identify the harmful allergen. Your skin, sinuses, airways, and digestive system may become inflamed due to your immune system's response to contact with the allergen. Depending on the individual, allergies can range in severity from a minor annoyance to anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal emergency. Treatments can help reduce allergy symptoms, even though most allergies cannot be cured.

Depending on the substance in question, your skin, digestive system, sinuses, and nasal passages can all be impacted by allergy symptoms. The severity of allergic reactions can vary. Anaphylaxis is a potentially fatal reaction that allergies can cause in some extreme cases. 

Asthma, hay fever, and other allergy-related conditions affect about 50 million Americans. The medical professional's dismissal felt real for 40% of women with autoimmune disease diagnoses.

Although many allergies are mild, some severe ones can be life-threatening that need urgent, or they might affect the immune system making your body vulnerable to other diseases.



According to the data from Asthma and Allergy Foundation America 

  • More than 50 million people in the U.S. experience various types of allergies each year.
  • Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.
  • In 2018, approximately 24 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever). This equals around 8% (19.2 million) of adults and 7% (5.2 million) of children.1,7
  • Seasonal allergic rhinitis is an allergic reaction to pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. This type of rhinitis occurs mainly in the spring and fall when pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds are in the air.

 What causes allergies and immune issues? 

Allergies and immune issues are caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, environment, lifestyle, and diet. The most common triggers are pollen, mold, dust mites, pet dander, insect stings/bites/saliva (bee sting allergies), food allergies (cow's milk is the most common), or medication side effects.


The body's immune system protects us from harmful bacteria and viruses. When something triggers your immune system to react by producing antibodies against it (such as pollen), you have an allergic reaction.

Common symptoms of allergies or immune diseases are:

  • Conjunctivitis (frequent cold)
  • Runny nose
  • Nose itching
  • Sneezing
  • The tingling sensation in the mouth
  • Swelling on face
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Skin rashes
  • Dry eyes
  • Mold exposure
  • Wheezing
  • Skin itching
  • Reddening of skin
  • Flaked skin

Why is treating the root cause of allergies important? 

Treating the root cause of allergies and immune issues is important because it can help your body heal itself by addressing the underlying problem.

Sometimes that means treating an infection, healing tissue damage, or removing a foreign substance from your body. Treating the root cause of allergies and immune issues can also mean addressing a deficiency in your body's nutrients—like vitamin D or omega-3 fatty acids—through supplementation or dietary changes.

Allergies and immune issues can make you feel like your world is on fire. But it doesn't have to be that way! We at Benehealth are here to help you find relief from allergies and other immune issues, no matter where you are. Our products are made with natural ingredients that are safe for both adults and children, so you can rest easy knowing your family will be protected from the effects of allergies without worry. Whether it's seasonal allergies or an immune system breakdown, our products are perfect for keeping you healthy in the midst of the worst allergy season they've ever seen.

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