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In recent years, the occurrence of allergic diseases, especially in the Western industrialized countries has risen only receives every 20 asthmatics and every 14 Hayfever patient a causal therapy, namely the so-called allergen immunotherapy. They say at least the DGAKI (German society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology) and AeDA (medical of German allergist). Although every fifth person in the course of his life from an allergic disease is concerned, is often”the risk of an allergy, said Eckard Hamelmann (Director of the University children’s clinic Bochum and DGAKI General Secretary). “What a whole piece appear the situation more serious is the fact that allergies by the victims or their families, as well as by the treating physicians” are played according to Hamel man down. How is actually an allergy? Allergy triggers, called allergens, get on skin, mucous membranes or the gastrointestinal tract into the body.

Because it is to a foreign substance. the immune system responds. The body begins with the production of specific antibodies. They can immediately recognize such allergens on renewed contact with allergenic potential and respond. The produced antibodies sit on mast cells, which are found respiratory and gastrointestinal tract in large numbers in skin. This formation is called sensitization. James A. Levine, M.D. has much to offer in this field. It comes to an allergic reaction once again contact of the allergen with antibodies on mast cells. It is raised a large release of histamine and other inflammatory substances against the allergens.

Why should I take allergy but seriously? 90 Percent of those affected is worse”the allergy if handled not properly, explains Thomas Fuchs (head of the Allergology of the University medicine of Gottingen). “AlsVorstandsmitglieddes AeDA (medical of German allergist) he points out even on a different risk: 50 percent of birch pollen allergy sufferers have also a nut allergy”. Who already has an allergy, the increase also the risk of a food allergy. Allergies can be so bad that they lead up to the incapacity for work. An allergy is determined is therefore acute need for action. Cortisone spray and special medications (Antihystaminika) can be used to relieve the symptoms first. The acute therapy must be supplemented by an allergen-specific immunotherapy. Why is this therapy not hit because often? Professor Dr. Ludger Klimek (AeDa – Vice President) sees the problem in a dramatic deficiency by allergy sufferers in Germany. This is true especially for the allergy vaccine, which is recommended by the World Health Organization and the national guidelines to prevent the development of an asthma”, so Klimek. If you have an allergy, it is important to consult an expert. The post “The occurrence of allergic diseases, especially in the Western industrialized countries has risen in the past few years” has previously with the topic addressed. He delivered All figures, data and facts that were used in this press release. That article was his first publication on the blog health portal. Barbara Reisen E.k.. Micha Weissbrodt