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Ep. 2: The science behind an allergic reaction & why are allergies on the rise?

Updated: Mar 5, 2019

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Why have allergies increased so drastically in the last two decades?

This episode takes a more in-depth look at what causes an allergic reaction, breaking down the parts involved in a reaction, and what symptoms to look out for in an allergic reaction. Dr Gupta also explains some theories into why someone may develop allergies and why they are on the rise.

What we cover in this episode:

  • The symptoms of an allergic reaction

  • What happens during an allergic reaction

  • What the term IgE means and how it relates to allergies

  • The atopic march

  • Theories looking at the rise of allergies such as the hygiene theory

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