The deserts of Arizona used to be a safe haven for allergy sufferers. Not anymore! As more and more non-native plants have been introduced to the state, such as mulberry and olive trees, allergy season in Arizona has become year-round, with the highest intensity in the spring.
In addition to plant pollen, allergic reactions can be caused by dust, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, food, and a host of environmental substances.
How bodies react to allergens
For some, the reaction may appear as a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis (pink eye), fatigue, or asthma. For others, reactions may show up as gas, bloating, nausea, mood swings, itching, rashes, swelling, and inflammation. Allergic reactions can range from minor to severe, even life-threatening. Sometimes they can be subtle and slowly erode our health without a clear, traceable cause.
Allergies and your immune system
In the presence of allergens, our immune systems defend us with a cascade of white blood cells and antibodies. Allergic reactions are usually immune system overreactions. The immune system mistakenly sees allergens as dangerous. Antibodies are released to attack the allergens and a chemical called histamine is released causing uncomfortable symptoms.
You can help relieve your symptoms by keeping your environment and your nasal passages clean. Change air filters, your vacuum filter, pillowcases. Use a netipot each morning. And you can come to see us if you need more relief. Our doctors take a whole-health approach to allergies and provide natural, long-lasting treatments to help prevent the overreaction of your immune system.
IV Nutrient Therapy may offer relief
Intravenous nutrient therapy is one of the most effective naturopathic methods for treating stubborn illnesses and restoring health. Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy delivers larger and more effective doses into the bloodstream and to the organs where they can be most effective.
For example, Vitamin C has many functional benefits to health. When delivered via IV it saturates the body’s tissues stimulating many positive changes in metabolism. For many patients, a high dose of vitamin C, especially in combination with other nutrient co-factors enables improved healing to occur. Patients often experience breakthrough results with allergies and other chronic conditions that have not responded to conventional medical interventions and/or other natural treatments.
If you’re suffering from allergies, we can help
We recommend seeking IV therapies, and any medical treatments, only from licensed professionals. Our clinic has licensed naturopathic medical doctors with years of experience. Call us today at (480) 451-6161 to set up an appointment with one of our naturopathic doctors to assess your allergies and help your body find the best path to relief.