Immune System and Allergies
The Naturopathic Physicians Group clinic serves Phoenix and Scottsdale
In the presence of viruses, bacteria, and allergens, our immune systems defend us with a cascade of white blood cells and antibodies. Allergic reactions are usually immune-system over-reactions.
Arizona exposes us to a wide variety of allergenic pollens and dust during our many growing, blooming and windy seasons. A respiratory allergic reaction can be caused by pollen, dust, dust mites, mold spores, or pet dander. The reaction may appear as a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis (pink eye), fatigue or asthma.
Food and substances from the environment can cause immune-system reactions. Ordinary things like peanuts and insect bites, as well as chemicals from industry or personal-care products, and even medications can trigger the immune system into action. Reactions may show up as gas, bloating, nausea, mood swings, itching, rashes, swelling and inflammation in gut, skin or joints. Allergic reactions can range from minor to severe, even life-threatening (anaphylaxis). And sometimes they can be subtle, and slowly erode our health without a clear, traceable cause.
Our stressful lives further challenge our immune response and make us more vulnerable. Allergic or immune-system reactions often involve multiple causes, and can create or worsen the stress that makes them obvious, destructive or crippling.
Our doctors take a whole-health approach to allergies, and provide natural, long-lasting treatments to improve your immune system.
Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our naturopathic doctors to assess your allergies and strengthen you immune system. The Naturopathic Physicians Group clinic is located in Scottsdale, serving the Phoenix area.