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Allergy, Allergies, Allergic Symptoms And Anxiety

Anxiety and allergy symptoms description:

You notice that as your anxiety and stress increase, you are experiencing an increase in allergy symptoms and their frequency. You might also notice that your allergy symptoms are much more severe and persistent when your stress and anxiety are elevated.

You might also notice that your allergic reactions take longer to subside than normal. You might also notice that you have new allergic sensitivities when your stress and anxiety are elevated.

All variations and combinations of the above are common.

Can anxiety increase allergies, allergic reactions, and allergy symptoms?

Yes, research has shown that stress can increase allergy, allergies, and allergic sensitivities, the length of time allergy, allergies, and allergic reactions persist, and can increase the severity and frequency of allergy, allergies, and allergic reaction symptoms.

Since behaving in an anxious manner stresses the body, it's common for anxious people to experience an increase in allergic reactions, sensitivities, and symptoms when dealing with problematic anxiety.

How to eliminate an increase in allergy related symptoms and problems that are caused by stress and anxiety.

Reducing your body's stress will also help reduce allergic reaction, sensitivity, and frequency problems.

We explain this in much more detail in the Recovery Support area of our website.

The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.

For more information about our Anxiety Therapy, Coaching, Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Symptoms of Anxiety; Anxiety Attack Symptoms; anxiety Recovery Support area; common Anxiety Myths; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate graphic below:

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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated January 2, 2018. Information, support, and coaching/therapy for problematic anxiety and its symptoms, including anxiety aggravated allergies and allergy symptoms.