Adult Allergies

What Causes Allergies?

Allergies can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'very serious'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose allergies, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "allergies" as a symptom.  Here are seven possibilities:
  • Vasectomy Side-Effects
  • Immune System Imbalance
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Increased Intestinal Permeability
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Endometriosis
  • Indoor Allergies

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
significant diesel exhaust exposure
unexplained missed periods
allergies in family members
postauricular node problems
history of hyperthyroidism
history of candidiasis
adrenal insufficiency
allergy to chemicals
allergies to certain foods
frequent itchy eyes
tetracycline use
sexual abuse during childhood
... and more than 90 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of allergies:
Cause Probability Status
Vasectomy Side-Effects 92% Confirm
Lymphatic Congestion 27% Unlikely
Immune System Imbalance 23% Unlikely
Adrenal Fatigue 2% Ruled out
Endometriosis 0% Ruled out
Increased Intestinal Permeability 0% Ruled out
Indoor Allergies 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate suffering allergic/other reactions, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
If you are over 20 years old, do you have a history of allergies as an adult?
Possible responses:
→ I am under 20 / don't know
→ No / I never or rarely suffer allergic reactions
→ Minor (1 or 2 mild allergies)
→ Moderate (several and/or regular allergies)
→ Major (allergies have been a serious issue for me)
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either no history of adult allergies or history of adult allergies, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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