How do allergies affect us?

Allergies affect us all in many different ways. The symptoms of an allergy are numerous and varied.  The following are a few examples looking at each of the body’s systems, but are by no means a complete list:-


Depression, anxiety, phobias, insomnia, lack of confidence, mood swings, panic attacks, light headedness, dizzy, irritability, convulsions plus disorders such as attention deficit disorders (ADD & ADHD).

Ears, nose, throat and eyes

Recurrent infections, hayfever, catarrh, sinusitis, rhinitis, tinnitus, loss of balance, polyps, conjunctivitis and styes.


Bronchitis, pneumonia, shortness of breath, and asthma.


Palpitations, chest pain, poor circulation, oedema, and anaemia.


Hormonal imbalances.


Indigestion, nausea, bloating, abdominal pain, wind, diarrhoea, constipation, colitis, ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, food intolerances and Coeliac disease.

Kidney and Bladder

Cystitis, recurrent urine infections, irritable bladder and kidney stones.

Reproductive System

PMT, irregular periods, cessation or excessive bleeding, and menopausal problems such as hot flushes.


Headaches, migraines, back pain and arthritis.


Rashes, acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and excessive sweating.


Thrush, candida and athletes foot.