Cat Allergy Cure

tony leather By tony leather, 12th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2nba8wu2/
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Research Relations Manager at Asthma UK, Dr Elaine Vickers, commented that the work done was leading to a better understanding of asthma, ultimately benefitting thousands of people with both asthma and allergies, as time goes by

Cat Allergy Cure

New British research has uncovered the way in which cats trigger allergies in different people, having isolated a cell part shedding light on the method by which the human immune system identifies and reacts to allergens. This breakthrough finding might possibly lead to the development of new forms of allergy treatment, be it curing sneezes or more serious asthma attacks caused to sufferers.

Nottingham University's School of Molecular Medical Sciences was where the team found component of the cell that which triggers allergic responses to cat dander, their findings pointing to
improved treatment methods for those cat-allergic asthma sufferers, microscopic pieces of cat skin becoming airborne and triggering attacks in the manner that house dust mites do..

With a sharp increase, in the past few decades, of the prevalence of allergies , as well as allergic asthma among children , many industrialized nations are seeing epidemic proportions in many industrialised countries, including the UK," to the problem, the UK being no different, for despite improvements in patient care, three UK people daily from asthma, most therapies targeting symptoms but not offering cures

Since many asthma sufferers are highly sensitive to airborne allergens, studies have revealed 40% of asthma-inflicted kids are cat allergic, so clearer understanding of interactions between immune systems and allergens must be carried out, in order to find the most effective and efficient treatments .

Those who suffer allergic reactions are unfortunate, allergies being autoimmune disorders, usually harmless substances causing the body to believe itself under attack, releasing histamine, among other compounds, which cause inflammatory responses, itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose and wheezing, the classic symptoms of allergy
.
Nottingham research concentrated on mannose receptors, found on dendritic cell surfaces on the skin,and in the stomach, nose and lungs. Being among the first cells coming into contact with allergens in the body, studying them was vital, researchers finding that mannose receptors identify potential foreign invaders playing pivotal roles in provoking the allergic response to them by the body.

Research Relations Manager at Asthma UK, Dr Elaine Vickers, commented that the work done was leading to a better understanding of asthma, ultimately benefitting thousands of people with both asthma and allergies, as time goes by. Oddly enough, other research found that having a dog seemed, in some way beneficial to sufferers in a weird kind of immunotherapy effect, reducing other allergies by as much as four times where a cat just worsens the condition.

Not being someone who has ever suffered an allergic reaction in life, I can only guess at how dreadful it must be for any sufferer, and I am certain that this news will be very welcome to them. The cure has not yet been found, but at least scientists are a major step closer to finding one.

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Allergy, Cats, Cure, Findings, Medicine, Research, Science

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