Frequent colds/flus can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose frequent colds/flus, we could:
|Weakened Immune System||4%||Ruled out|
|Food Allergies||3%||Ruled out|
|High Histamine||1%||Ruled out|
|Milk Allergy||1%||Ruled out|
In an average year, about how often do you get a cold or flu?
Possible responses:→ Rarely / once or twice / don't know
→ 2-3 times
→ More than 3 times
"Symptoms of milk-protein allergy include cough, choking, gasping, nose colds, asthma, sneezing attacks..." [Annals of Allergy, 1951; 9]
Lowered immune function may result in an increase in acute illnesses such as colds and the flu, but over time it also may contribute to the development of chronic disease.