Navigation Links
Increase in the Rate of Food Allergy

Theres an urgent need for epidemiological studies to evaluate the recent increase in the rate of food allergy in Australia and its significant impact on the nations health resources .

Associate Professor Raymond Mullins, a Canberra-based clinical immunology and allergy physician, said his practice has seen a 12-fold increase in demand for food allergy-related consultations with children aged under five over the 12 years to 2006.

Theres been a seven-fold increase in consultations related to food-associated anaphylaxis over that time, and a dramatic increase in hospital admissions for anaphylaxis throughout Australia, particularly in young infants Assoc Prof Mullins said.

While anxiety has probably contributed to service demand, the underlying prevalence of food allergy has also increased in Australian infants over the past decade, Assoc Prof Mullins said.

American and UK studies have also shown a 2-3 fold increase in peanut allergy in young children. So when parents and grandparents say that they never saw it in their day, theyre probably right said Prof Mullins. Its important for people to realise that were not talking about tired or hyperactive kids, or a child with a snotty nose. Thats not allergy.

Were talking about proven allergic reactions soon after food, such as severe facial swelling and rashes, vomiting and in some cases, potentially dangerous difficulty breathing or collapse (anaphylaxis). Even when a reaction isnt dangerous, its often frightening for those involved.

There is an urgent need for coordinated systematic studies of the epidemiology of food allergy in Australia and abroad, to ascertain risk factors and guide public health policy.There are important implications for public health, medical workforce planning, costs of care and the availability of public allergy services.

Theories that may explain the increase in allergies include greater exposure to pote ntially allergenic foods, sensitivity to topical allergens, increased use of antacids for infants, sensitisation through breast milk, prolonged breastfeeding, and increasing maternal age.

Assoc Prof Mullins said that there are a number of long-term implications if widespread studies confirm there has actually been a big increase in the prevalence of food allergies.

[They include] a need for more resources for evaluating and re-evaluating patients; an eventual increase in the incidence of food allergy in older people and, possibly, a need to reassess the risk of fatal outcomes in young children, he said. One day we hope to be able to say that we have a way of desensitising to food, like we already can with hay fever and venom allergies.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Use of Cellular Phones associated with Increased risk of Brain Tumors
2. Increase in sugar...decrease in brain function!!!
3. Increase in tobacco deaths
4. Increased Heart Attack Risk From Celebrex,Vioxx
5. Deep Sleep Doesnt Increase Memory
6. Allergy Risk Increased by Kerosene Use
7. IVF technique May Increase The Risk Of Birth Defects
8. Step Aerobics Increases good cholesterol
9. Increase in renal problems
10. Fewer teeth & Increased Ischemic Stroke risk
11. Painkillers Increase Risk of Miscarriage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high ... low, risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was ... his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” ... He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, ... and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their ... to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated ... Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , ... most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors Luke’s Wings 5th Annual ... Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The event raised funds ... been wounded in battle and their families. Venture Construction Group is a 2016 Silver ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added ... reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global ... is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive ... awareness of our progress in developing drugs for crucial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Any dentist who ... challenges of the current process. Many of them do not ... the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those ... offer it at such a high cost that the majority ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: