Each Atopic Disease
Can Affect Your Life.
But Each Is Easily Managed 

An atopic disease is a condition that is caused by a reaction to an allergen.

The allergic reaction, also known as atopy, happens when the body wrongly treats an allergen as a threat.

You can read more about what cause allergies.

There are some conditions that are classed as atopic diseases.

  • Asthma. A very common ailment, caused by allergens that affect your airways. This makes it harder for you to breathe. When severe it can be life threatening, but in most cases it is easily managed

  • Hay fever. This is more commonly a seasonal condition. Though some people do suffer from it all year round. It depends what you are allergic to. It is not a life threatening condition, but it can affect your life. Luckily there are some effective ways to manage it

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis. This condition is more irritating than painful. It is normally caused by certain allergens. When treated it tends to clear up quite quickly

If you suffer from one of the atopic ailments, you are more likely to have one or more of the others. They are closely linked.

If you are atopic, you will be more likely to get an allergic reaction from an allergen. So the likelihood of you having a condition caused by an allergy is increased.

There is also an increased risk if one or both of your parents have one or more of the conditions.

  • If one parent is a sufferer, there is a 25% chance that you will be too
  • If both parents are sufferers, there is a 50% chance

All the conditions can be managed through self help and treatment.

When you have an atopic condition, because it is caused by an allergen, there is always a risk of recurrence.

The best way to reduce the chance of any symptoms of allergic reactions appearing is to avoid or limit your contact to the allergens. This can be difficult, but definitely not impossible.

The most commons allergens that cause the symptoms of the atopic diseases are

You can find out more about the most common allergens, and how to limit the affect they have

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