Hi guys, today I’d like to share with you all some health issues that I am dealing with in my day today life with a hope that no one takes any health condition big or small lightly.
ALLERGY: A damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially a particular food, pollen, fur, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive.
CAUSES: An allergy starts when your immune system mistakes a normally harmless substance for a dangerous invader. The immune system then produces antibodies that remain on the alert for that particular allergen. When you’re exposed to the allergen again, these antibodies can release a number of immune system chemicals, such as histamine, that cause allergy symptoms.
I don’t know how seriously people take allergy in your place but in mine they aren’t much well informed or aware about allergies, their causes and severity.
I am a person with multiple allergy condition. I am allergic to some specific foods and drugs, I also have smell allergy which makes it hard for me to be around scented things include skin allergy to that, the heat of summer only makes things worst. It’s hard to be around people who loves perfumes I can’t ask them to stop using it but I can’t bear the smell of it as well. Even harder to go out and eat with friends cos there are tons of things I can’t eat and have to say please don’t add this or that (If you guys watch The Big Bang Theory remember when Leonard said they know me as the ‘No peanut guy’? well I am that person 😅). Imagine not being able to eat something you really love, it is sad. I use to love peanuts a lot but turns out I am highly allergic to it, some of this allergies don’t show up immediately. Example, when I eat peanuts at morning my allergies shows up sometime around noon and gets worst the next day hence it took me almost a month of deteriorating health and a very costly blood test to figure out what was wrong. Some people who doesn’t know me that well tells me that it must be cos I don’t go out to play or have exposure to the dirt when I was a kid, well ask my mom on that she’d strongly disagree. 😂 Others tells me it must be cos I am a choosy eater well I do wish that was the case. I’ve also been told that it is all in my mind and if I eat thinking that nothing will happen then I’d be fine, how I wish that was true. I only have one think to ask “If you consume poison with a thought that it would do you no harm, will you be alive or dead?” My dear the body doesn’t like what it doesn’t and no matter what you think it will react to it anyways. Due to very little knowledge about allergies mine has gotten much severe in time and by the time I was well aware of it, it has done it’s fair share of damage in my body which eventually led to asthma. Imagine not being able to breath freely and needing an inhaler just to breath normal that is what it came to. I keep an inhaler in my bags for emergencies, one in my table as well for everyday use. Allergies gets severe in time if not proper precautions are taken, mine is effecting my lungs now. I have to take an influenza shot every year as I am prone to fever which isn’t good for me, recently I was given a Pneumonia shot as I apparently am at high risk of it. Everyday life is not easy with all the restrictions, the list of things you can’t eat, you can’t do, you can’t use, you shouldn’t be around add the list of the things you should do for precaution. It only gets worst when the people around you don’t understand but luckily the people I am around have come to terms with it and I grateful to them for the patience they have given the amount of things they cannot eat when with me. I do hope you all take any health issues seriously and get treated before it becomes a chronic disease that will stick with you for life time.
Take care and wishing you all a great health. 💖
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