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August 17, 2010

Vitamin D May Treat Or Prevent Allergies!

Vitamin D is being blamed for a great many deal of human illnesses including rickets, depression, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, autoimmune disease, certain cancers, osteoporosis, heart disease, etc.

We might as well add allergies to the list...

Researchers have found that vitamin D may be an effective therapeutic agent to treat or prevent allergies! Low vitamin D levels was found to heighten Th2 reactivity which drives allergy response.

The evidence is compelling enough that it would not hurt to take Vitamin D3 2000 units daily if you have bad allergies!

References:
Serum vitamin D levels and severe asthma exacerbations in the Childhood Asthma Management Program study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 Jul;126(1):52-8.e5. Epub 2010 Jun 9.

Vitamin D in atopic dermatitis, asthma and allergic diseases. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2010 Aug;30(3):397-409.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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