Many factors are known or suspected of contributing to Urticaria, unfortunately even with modern medical practices, identifying a specific cause of the path is almost impossible.
Listed below are some widely accepted risk factors and the causes that are known to be contributing factors. Also listed are some lesser-known possibilities that research indicates may also have an impact. This is just a small list of some risk factors believed to be responsible and attributed to Urticaria, many prescription and over-the-counter drugs can also play a very harmful role.
GENETICS / FAMILY
Studies of the causes of urticaria suggest the association of specific genes that could be linked to certain types of urticaria conditions. It is believed that the urticaria or genes containing the condition can be passed on through generations of the family. Having the gene passed on through the family exposes you to a greater risk of developing urticaria, known as genetic predisposition, but that doesn’t mean you will develop the condition.
Smoking cigarettes and secondhand smoke has harmful effects on many parts of the human body, it is clear to everyone what smoking does to the heart and lungs, not to mention their skin. You may be surprised to learn that studies now indicate a very strong link between smoking and autoimmune disease.
The connection has yet to be fully understood, but research has shown that smoking releases free radicals and excess toxins into the bloodstream. Excess free radicals along with numerous other toxins are known to attack and influence the immune system, which can cause white blood cell abnormalities.
ALLERGIES / FOOD INTOLERANCE
There are very few foods that cause obvious allergic reactions, the best known are probably peanuts. Not knowing which foods you may be allergic to is a real problem, a bigger problem than you can imagine.
Many people go through life with food intolerances and never show any classic signs of allergy, for this reason they can never suspect that their favorite food may be the cause of their arthritis. Symptoms of food intolerance, when evident, are often non-delayed reactions, so even if symptoms do occur, it can still be difficult to link a reaction to a particular food.
Candida is normally a harmless yeast contained in the gastrointestinal tract, in normal circumstances candida is a yeast that ferments sugar which together with other microorganisms helps to break down and digest food.
The biochemistry of the human body is very fragile and can be easily unbalanced. Candida can turn from part of the body’s natural yeast into a pathogenic fungus, a condition known as candidiasis. The transformation of candida into candidiasis can be caused by prolonged use of antibiotics, stress, diabetes, acid pH level and depleted immune system.
HEAVY METALLIC / HEAVY METALLIC TOXICITY
Heavy metal poisoning has become a serious health problem in recent history and will inevitably get much worse as more countries become industrialized nations. Metals and bi-industrial products enter the water and enter the food chain. Heavy metals have a density of more than five times that of water, the human body is unable to successfully break down foreign bodies and is forced to retain them.
BACTERIA AND PARASITES
When the immune system is overloaded due to viral or toxic metals and / or chemicals exposure and your body is overwhelmed, parasites and bacteria are likely to take hold. This is not surprising, since we are all exposed to them on a daily basis.
Unhealthy bacteria such as spirochaetes, as well as viruses and dinoflagellates (algae that produce harmful toxins), can colonize the liver and its biliary system, causing the synthesis of saturated or renegade fats with very long chains that lead to liver toxicity.
Scary reading I know, but when you’ve been suffering from urticaria and angioedema for so many years, being told that you only have an allergy can get a little frustrating. The good news is that almost all the underlying conditions that could be responsible for triggering urticaria attacks can be treated relatively easily without drugs.