Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be very debilitating with abdominal discomfort, bloating, excess wind and frequent loose stools. IBS can severely affect quality of life (QOL). Various hypotheses have been put forward as causes for this chronic condition including stress, disordered bowel flora and sensitivity to gas forming carbohydrates in the diet such as fermentable FODMAPs [...]

By |2019-03-11T22:27:19+00:00March 10th, 2019|Food Allergy|0 Comments

Eat right 4 blood type

Ever since naturopath Dr Peter D'Adamo published his book "Eat Right 4 Your Type" in 1996, there has been intense media interest in the concept that certain blood group individuals respond better to high plant versus high protein and paleo diets. The book makes interesting reading and although the diets are healthy and all avoid [...]

By |2019-03-02T15:01:06+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Food Allergy|0 Comments

Hay fever and exams

Allergic rhinitis and hay fever affect 1 in 5 adults in the UK.  Peak pollen counts (May to July) coincide with GCSE examinations and hay fever sufferers are likely to drop a grade in their exams due to detrimental symptoms of hay fever. 70% of hay fever sufferers are on antihistamines and of these at least [...]

By |2019-02-09T09:23:48+00:00February 9th, 2019|Airway Allergy|0 Comments

Sunshine vitamin and allergies

Vitamin D is known as the Sunshine Vitamin and studies show that 50% of the population have insufficient vitamin D levels. This can effect bone development and cause deformities also in children. Australian allergy studies show that infants and young children who are deficient in Vitamin D are more likely to develop egg and peanut [...]

By |2019-01-18T14:10:49+00:00January 18th, 2019|Food Allergy|0 Comments

Grass pollen immunotherapy

It's hard to believe that the next summer isn't far off. For those hay fever sufferers, now is the time to start considering desensitisation immunotherapy for grass pollen. This treatment needs to be started at least 2 months before the grass pollen season gets under way for best results. All too often hay fever sufferers [...]

By |2019-01-14T07:49:58+00:00January 14th, 2019|Airway Allergy|0 Comments

Caesarian section risk of allergies

Caesarian section delivery of infants is associated with increased risks of developing allergies to common foods and inhalant allergens according to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Sept 2018). Studies in the USA show a greater risk of developing allergies in babies born by Caesarian Section and lower rate in those born by Vaginal [...]

By |2019-01-08T09:18:52+00:00January 8th, 2019|Allergy Testing|0 Comments

Surrey Allergy Clinic turns 20

The Surrey Allergy Clinic will celebrate 20 years of service to the Greater London and Surrey communities this year. Dr Adrian Morris opened the first clinic in 1999 at the Guildford Nuffield Hospital in Guildford, Surrey providing allergy testing and management. We then expanded our clinic to London Medical Centre at 144 Harley Street before [...]

By |2019-01-01T11:31:39+00:00January 1st, 2019|Allergy Testing|0 Comments

Get rid of that Christmas Tree

Now that Christmas is over, its time to take down that Christmas tree. Real conifer trees used to decorate and celebrate Christmas indoors will contain mould spores and pollens that can be allergenic. After 14 days indoors most will release significant amounts of allergen into the indoor environment. Even artificial trees brought out and rejected [...]

By |2018-12-30T16:12:13+00:00December 30th, 2018|Airway Allergy|0 Comments

Insect bite allergy

Allergy sufferers are prone to large localised bumps on the skin due to midge, mosquito and fleabites in the summer. These reactions can be intensely itch and quite often swollen affecting the face and eyelids in small children. They also tend to occur in groups on the skin. This isn’t a true allergic reaction but [...]

By |2018-12-22T10:16:22+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Skin Allergy|0 Comments