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Allergies and Anxiety

Marilyn Folk BScN medical reviewer
Written by Jim Folk.
Medically reviewed by Marilyn Folk, BScN.
Updated March 20, 2019

Allergies and Anxiety - How they are related

Many people notice that their allergies are worse when they are anxious and stressed. This is because stress can cause an increase in allergies, as well as allergy symptoms and their severity, frequency, and persistence.

This increase in allergies and allergic reactions and symptom problems has been verified by research. Researchers found that as stress increases, the body has a more difficult time dealing with allergies, including their symptoms.

If you have noticed an increase in allergies and allergy problems due to anxiety and stress, you aren't alone.

How to eliminate allergies and anxiety aggravation?

To remedy the allergies and allergy issues, it's best to address your anxiety issues and reduce your stress so that your body is more able to manage allergies and allergy related problems.

In fact, research has shown that many people experience a vast increase in allergies and allergic sensitivities when their stress is elevated. Simply by reducing stress and giving the body time to calm down, researchers also noticed a reduction in allergy problems.

Understanding anxiety, how it affects the body, and knowing what you can do to reverse anxiety’s negative effects can help reduce allergies and their problems.

For more in depth information, see our "Allergies, anxiety, and increased symptoms" page.

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