Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the cause of significant ill health in the community in that approximately 20% of the population have symptoms of it and 50% of patients attending Gastroenterology Clinics are diagnosed with it. Common symptoms include bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation and pain.
Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life threatening allergic reaction to a foreign body (allergen) often occurring within seconds to one hour after exposure. Symptoms may include widespread hives (urticaria), itching, sensation of lump in the throat, constriction of the airways, swollen tongue, wheezing, weakness and collapse.
There is a particularly high incidence in Ireland of respiratory infections including Sinusitus and Chest infections and this is partly related to our damp climate. In general, infections peak from September to around April and many people get on a spiral of recurrent antibiotics and infections. Antibiotics and nasal sprays can obviously be very beneficial but people are concerned about the possible long term side effects.
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