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06/03/2010
...9 million, about ¾ have asthma that is triggered by allergies. Remember, we talked about different triggers for asthma symptoms (exercise, pollen, allergens, etc.). Patients whose asthma is triggered by allergens are often said to have “allergic asthma”. [3] According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergic asthma is the most common type of asthma, affecting around half of asthma patients. Does Genetics Play a Role? Atopy refers to the genetic tendency to...
03/26/2015
...cooking. Genes Ethnicity, gender, and genetics may impact whether and when you see diminishing or disappearing food allergies. According to some research, odds are stacked against African American children, females, children with multiple food allergies, those with more severe food allergic reactions, and those with food allergy that develops later in life. Location, location, location! Where you live may play a role in your allergy profile too. This may be associated with different environments and...
04/05/2011
...of peanut proteins. Pollen’s Role: Certain pollen types may influence the foods which someone is allergic to. For example, an allergy to birch pollen can cause a cross reaction to proteins in apples or hazelnut. Therefore, allergies to apples and hazelnut are more common in geographical areas where birch pollen is abundant. Allergy Trends: A Product of Genetics and Environment Scientists are still unsure of what exactly leads to the development of food allergies. It...
04/10/2008
Despite a lot of research, the exact cause of food allergies and the reason the number of kids affected is on the rise, is still something of a mystery. One very common question on the subject is “Are food allergies genetic?” While no one has identified a “food allergy gene,” research does show that if Mom, Dad or both parents have a history of any type of food allergy it translates into...
03/17/2011
...In the past we thought that food allergies came first, causing both high IgE levels and contributing to atopic dermatitis symptoms. Dr. Hanifin suggested that gaps in the skin barrier cause atopic dermatitis in some patients (likely due to genetics). This is a way that foreign substances could enter the skin and cause adverse reactions. He thinks that proteins that get through these gaps could lead the body’s immune system to become sensitive to certain...
05/16/2013
...factors and genetics, to the development of certain allergic conditions. Keep in mind that pollen levels vary from place to place. The amount of pollen in the air tends to be higher in warm, dry climates, and lower in cool, rainy climates. Therefore, babies living in warm, dry areas will be exposed to more pollen than babies in cool, dry areas, regardless of season. Don’t fall out of your chair Recently, researchers in the United...
   
 
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