If you were to become an allergist, or just start paying attention and learn a bit about allergy, it could potentially, literally save your life!
Many common ailments and complaints are caused or worsened by allergy. Things like headaches, constipation, frequent infections, apnea, weight gain, depression, hypothyroid disease, ADHD.
On September 23, 2011 (today) WebMD had this posted on their site: "There is no cure for allergies, but there are several types of medications available -- both over-the-counter and prescription -- to help ease annoying symptoms like congestion and runny nose. These allergy drugs include antihistamines, decongestants, combination drugs, corticosteroids, and others. Allergy shots, which gradually increase your ability to tolerate allergens, are also available."
No cure, but here are the drug choices. Ever hear that before? "Cure" is a word that must be used cautiously, but the fact is that many people with allergies can be relieved of their allergies by making dietary change (even if environmental allergens appear to be causative), without drugs.
I am not an allergist by training, degree, nor certification, but everyday I help individuals, young and old, recover from what they thought were "incurable" allergies.
Ready for a change? Ready to become an allergist? Or are the symptoms and drugs alright with you?