Can Allergies Increase Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

April 17, 2014

Researchers are beginning to think so, and particularly among women. A number of recent studies point to a heightened risk, although they do not prove outright that allergies and asthma cause heart disease. Allergic diseases, it turns out, overstimulate the immune system and generate inflammatory chemicals that are also associated with the beginning of arterial disease. Therein lies danger.


One of the studies was an analysis of health data on more than 8,600 American adults aged 20 and up in which researchers found a significant association between common allergic reactions – such as nasal congestion, runny nose, post-nasal drip, sneezing, red eyes (conjunctivitis), itching of the nose or eyes, and wheezing – and an increased risk of coronary artery disease primarily among women below the age of 50.

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I’m Integrative Cardiologist and Anti-Aging Specialist Stephen Sinatra. I think out of the box when dealing with health issues. That means I use what works best - conventional medicine, food, supplements, mind/body strategies, natural healing methods - to get the best results.

For 40 years, I’ve applied the latest technology to save lives in emergency situations and utilized common nutritional supplements to prevent emergencies and protect ailing hearts and bodies. Medication and surgery are critical, but overused, and not always necessary.

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