SNEAKY AL­LER­GIES: WHY ADULTS SUD­DENLY GET THEM

Healthy Woman - - HEALTH & F ITNESS -

MOST AL­LER­GIES START IN CHILD­HOOD,

but be­ing al­lergy-free while grow­ing up does not guar­an­tee that you will forever be that way. There’s such a thing as adul­ton­set al­ler­gies which can hap­pen to peo­ple be­tween the ages of 30 to 60. Al­ler­gies may vary from mild cases to life-threat­en­ing ones. In the U.S. alone, al­ler­gies are the sixth lead­ing cause of chronic ill­ness. You would imag­ine that it would be eas­ier to man­age al­ler­gies as long as you know what trig­gers them, but some­times, al­ler­gies can sneak up on you.

This is ex­actly what hap­pened to Bri­tish busi­ness­woman Ed­wina Gal­loway who was di­ag­nosed in 2009 with al­lergy to peanuts

words Leonor Al­bino

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