An allergy can refer to several kinds of immune reactions including Type I hypersensitivity in which the person’s body is hypersensitised. to typical proteins.
The word allergy derives from the Greek words allos meaning “other” and ergon meaning “work”. Type I hypersensitivity is characterised by excessive activation of immune resonses. Symptoms can be as benign as a runny nose, to life-threatening anaphylactic shock and death.
Allergy is a very common disorder and more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergic diseases. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the United States, costing the health care system $18 billion annually.
The word asthma is derived from the Greek aazein, meaning “sharp breath.” The word first appears in Homer’s Iliad; Hippocrates was the first to use it in reference to the medical condition. Hippocrates thought that the spasms associated with asthma were more likely to occur in tailors, anglers, and metalworkers. Environmental toxicity has been a casuative agent in allergy, and vaccination – directly injecting immune-altering substances and toxins into the body – has been shown to casue allergic reaction and athmatic condition in mnay scientific journals.
The symptoms of asthma, which can range from mild to life threatening, have earned public attention in the developed world because of its rapidly increasing prevalence, affecting up to one in four urban children.
In essence, asthma is the result of an immune response in the bronchial airways. The airways of asthmatics are “hypersensitive” to certain triggers, or allergens.
Many of the components (ingredients) of vaccines are well-documented to cause asthma and allergies. A combination of the chemical directly injected into immature (infant and child) human immune systems is unprecedented and we are only beginning to understand the consequences.