Allergy Fatigue Syndrome

by Garreth Myers

Allergy fatigue syndrome, also known as allergic tension fatigue syndrome, is the tendency for an individual to suffer from sudden bouts of rather intense fatigue over the course of the day as a direct result of the kind of food he or she has consumed during the day. While most people will assume that the stress or fatigue is the result of work, very few will actually attribute it to the kind of food they ate. Factors such as feeling very sleepy in the morning can be easily overcome by simply drinking a hot cup of coffee, without realizing that the coffee could, potentially aggravate the situation. When it comes to allergic fatigue syndrome, the disorder is more likely to be caused by a chronic allergy to some type of food. As opposed to most physical exertion related fatigue, this sort of fatigue that has developed before any exertion has been attained will require you to push or make an effort to get you started. Some of the more common symptoms observed that indicate this condition include sleepiness, respiratory tract allergies as well as nasal congestion, a constant headache, a recurring abdominal pain as well as a regular feeling of discomfort and irritability.

As with the treatment of any kind of allergy, it is important to first identify the food that is causing the reaction within your body and then make a conscious effort to avoid consuming it in any form. Moreover, since every allergy can vary in intensity from mild to severe, the condition could either have a rather debilitating effect on your lifestyle or allow you to go ahead with your daily routine with only the minimal amount of irritation. One of the best methods of dealing with the condition is to change over to a low allergen diet. In order to allow the doctor to be able to diagnose the condition better, he or she may require the patient's medical history in order to identify any prominent links. Some patients may even be asked to undergo a series of blood tests. During the period of treatment, it is important that the affected individual stay completely off antihistamines as they generally tend to mask over some of the symptoms. Some of the more common foods that tend to cause the reaction include peanuts, dairy products, corn, eggs, and wheat. Processed foods bought at a supermarket should also be checked to see if their ingredients list contains any of the foods that you are allergic to.

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