PSYCHOLOGICAL ALLERGY FACTORS
People tend to object when you say that psychological allergy factors are involved in the majority of medical conditions. Nevertheless, it is a fact that stress plays an important part in aggravation of allergic episodes both in frequently and severity.
Stress And Allergy Factors
As far a hay fever or rhinitis is concerned, stress has two effects. As you know, stress produces increased amount of a c hemical called adrenaline. The first reaction is that the adrenal glands, which produce adrenaline, are working full time and are unable to produce sufficient extra adrenaline to fight the histamine that is released by the mast cells.
The second relies on the fact that there are two parts to the autonomic nervous system: the sympathetic system, which primarily controls the stress response; and the parasympathetic system. It is this that deals with the immune response and the fight against infection and foreign bodies and if the autonomic system as a whole is constantly active, monitoring the stress response, the immune response is likely to suffer. It is for this reason that reducing stress and emphasizing a positive approach to dealing with allergic conditions is important.