allergy-doctor-lakeland-floridaWhat’s the first thing someone with allergies typically does when their nose and eyes are driving them crazy? They usually use an antihistamine, in hopes of drying themselves out so they no longer feel so bad. Enough with the sneezing! Enough with the watery eyes! No more stuffy nose, please!

Allergies are very common these days. It’s estimated that 4 out of 10 people in the world suffer from them and numbers are rising.

We have to deal with a lot of changes (and challenges) in our environment. Pollution, alone, worsens our allergy symptoms. Then there’s the extreme changes in temperatures (one day it’s 45 degrees outside, the next 85!) and “sick building syndrome” and pesticides and dust and pollen and the list goes on and on…

Allergies cause many people to stay home from work. They mess with a person’s overall quality of life. If you have allergies, you know how bad they can be, right?

Here’s what happens when things like dust mites, mold, grass, pollen, or weeds bother our systems: our immune system discovers the irritant and thinks it’s harmful, attacking it like there’s no tomorrow. Our body ends up making antibodies to battle the irritant, and this triggers the release of histamines, which are chemicals found in some of the body’s cells. These histamines cause many of the symptoms of allergies like sneezing or a runny nose.

Most people go to the store to buy “antihistamines” to deal with their histamines run amok.

Did you know research has shown that the more stress you have in life, the more likely you are to have an allergic disorder?

Can a chiropractor help someone with allergies? Yes, because a person’s immune system is linked to their nervous system. Chiropractors work on improving the communication between a person’s brain and spinal cord in an effort to both regulate and coordinate the body’s reaction to allergens. In other words, chiropractic care can encourage the body to chill out when encountering irritants, rather than going overboard.

Chiropractors can align the spine to reduce allergic symptoms, regulate stress hormones, and support the respiratory system. They can also advise people about lifestyle changes to improve their overall wellness.

If you’re the type of person who would rather not resort to medications to deal with your allergies, try visiting New City Chiropractic for help with your allergies, naturally. Call 863-940-3444 for an appointment.