Does stress cause allergies?

Does stress cause allergies?

No – stress does not cause allergies but it can make existing allergies worse. Stress is the body’s reaction to conflict or other situations that interfere with our normal balance of life.

Almost all our body’s systems make adjustments in a stressful situation including the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system and the immune system. One of the things that happens is that out body releases numerous hormones and other chemicals – one of those is histamine. The release of histamine can result in allergy like symptoms and therefore it can make an existing allergy worse.35

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