Allergy and Dizziness

Dizziness, vertigo and imbalance are the result of many factors. One of the contributing factors is allergies which, although well known, are often ignored or overlooked as one of the causes of dizziness and vertigo. By analyzing the prevalence of this problem in different populations, it has been found that more patients are suffering from dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance than previously assumed. So health professionals should pay more attention to it.
Allergy or allergy is defined as an extreme reaction of the immune system to various factors such as pollen, insect bites and certain foods. Those who are allergic have a very sensitive immune system that responds to the usual harmless substances in the environment.
Allergic diseases are one of the most chronic diseases and affect many organs such as the eyes, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract and skin. Diseases include asthma, eczema, urticaria, angioedema, as well as food and drug allergies and anaphylaxis, and vary in severity and clinical course.
The prevalence of allergic diseases in the industrialized world has steadily increased over the past 60 years, affecting 10 to 30 percent of the population and more than one billion people worldwide. By 2050, it is expected to reach four billion.
Head and neck are the most common areas affected in an allergic response. In one study, about 66 percent of patients with nasal allergies also had ear symptoms. Endolymphatic sacs and ducts may also be targeted by mediators released from systemic or respiratory reactions and may result in endolymphatic hydrops (increased inner ear fluid pressure). Therefore, vertigo could be one of the consequences of allergy.
In addition to the vestibular system, other systems responsible for balance control may also be affected by allergies.
There is also a link between allergy and migraine, which is sometimes accompanied by dizziness and dizziness.
Diagnosis and medical treatment
Diagnosis of allergy is mainly made by clinical history and complete evaluation of the patient and after confirmation of the diagnosis, medications are prescribed.