Have you ever wondered why exactly you have allergies? If you want to kill your curiosity, you’re in the right place! It’s time for third second nerd breeze 🙂
Before we start talking about allergies, let’s talk about the immune system, which is our natural super defense system! It defends us against germs, microorganisms and other invaders everyday, every hour, every minute!
In a summarized manner, an allergy happens when your immune system overreacts to harmless substances, also called allergens. It means that everytime you get allergies your immune system is mistaken!
Because it has the following identification mechanism:
- If a substance occurs naturally in your organism, the immune system will not react.
- If a substance are recognized as being different from your own cells, the immune system will fight it off!
Take a look at the WebMD top 9 of the most common allergens and click in their names if you want to know more about them:
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