Allergies – Genes Or Environment ?

February 3rd, 2012

Allergy usually affects people living in large cities, especially those who care about clean excessively, regularly vaccinated and often take antibiotics. In Russia, the allergy is almost in every third family. 67% of patients are women. The majority (38%) are young people aged 15-19 and three-quarters of Allergy residents of large cities. Every third child has symptoms of allergy. There is concern that in 20 years, every second person will suffer from allergies. Genes or environment? Both. It turns out that allergy depends on both genetic factors and by environmental.

If one parent is allergic, then 30-40% chance that there is also problem of allergy in children. If both parents are allergolikami, the risk increases to 50-70%. If none of the parents, the likelihood of allergy in children is not more than 10-15%. How to determine allergies? Allergies can start at any time and at any age. The most common allergic diseases are manifested in the skin, respiratory and gastro-intestinal tract. The most common allergic disease in the world For example amidopirin (headache tablets), phenylbutazone, barbiturates, chloral hydrate, digitalis preparations, morphine, quinine, sulfa drugs, antibiotics and other allergens enter the body from the external environment – ekzoallergeny can be infectious (disease-causing microbes and neboleznetvornye, their metabolic products, viruses, and products of their interaction with the tissue) and noninfectious (house dust, animal dander, pollen, drugs, chemicals such as gasoline, chloramine, ursol and others, as well as meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, berries, milk, etc.) origin.

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