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Allergies in Canada

This is a huge subject that keeps affecting large swaps of the Canadian population. In this article, we will discuss two main issues related to identifying the different types of allergies dominant in Canada and how allergies could affect mental health.

The different types of allergies that people in Canada suffer from

Did you know that people in Canada suffer from different types of allergies?

The most common type of allergy is a food allergy, which affects around 8% of Canadians. Food intolerance is another issue. It is estimated that 18.2% of Canada have a food intolerance (we will discuss it in another article).

Kids are more likely to suffer from food allergies, while seniors are more likely to suffer from environmental allergies. While one of the main reasons for kids to get allergies is genetics, for seniors, as we age, our bodies can change, and our immune systems weaken as we age, making us more susceptible to things like pollen, dust, and pet dander. and we can become more susceptible to different types of allergies. That makes allergies one of the most common health conditions in the country.

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Kids are more likely to suffer from food allergies, while seniors are more likely to suffer from environmental allergies. There are a variety of treatments available for allergies, including over-the-counter medications (for example, Claritin, REACTINE, Aerius, etc.…) and prescription drugs. However, for some people, these treatments are not effective, or they may not be able to tolerate the side effects of the medications.

Fortunately, if all over-the-counter and regularly prescribed medications fail, a prescribed compounded medication can help us deal with our allergies no matter what age we are. Compounded medication is a type of medication that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of each individual patient. This means that it can be customized to include the specific ingredients needed to help control your allergies.

If you are suffering from allergies, talk to your doctor about the feasibility of a compounded medication. It may be just what you need to get your life back to normal.

How allergies can affect people’s mental health

Allergies are a common problem in Canada, affecting millions yearly. While most people think of allergies as just a nuisance, they can actually have a serious impact on people’s mental health. Allergies can cause a lot of stress and anxiety, as people worry about how they will cope with their symptoms. Also, when a person has allergies, their body is constantly in fight or flight mode. This can lead to problems such as insomnia and depression.

If you are struggling with allergies and their effects on your mental health, it is important to seek help. This can lead to feelings of isolation and frustration, as people can feel like they are the only ones struggling. It is important to remember that you are not alone and that there are people who can help.

There are a few online resources that discuss how allergies affect mental health in Canada. One such website is Allergy Canada, which has a webpage dedicated to the topic. The website discusses how allergies can affect mood, sleep, and overall quality of life. It also provides tips for managing allergies and improving mental health.

Another website, which focuses specifically on food allergies, is Food Allergy Canada. This website has a section on mental health that discusses how food allergies can trigger anxiety and depression and how to manage these feelings.

Also, another Food Allergy Canada website contains an excellent list of food allergy information, how to find a psychologist, or dietician, kids’ allergies, and much other important information.

There is also a lot of information about allergies, which can help ease your mind. If you are struggling with allergies and their impact on your mental health, please seek help. There is no shame in asking for help; it can make a huge difference in your life.

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