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Did you read this wine allergy story from the United Kingdom ? "A teenager has developed a rare allergy that sends her into exhausting sneezing fit if she so much as smells a glass of wine."
The story continues: "Miss Miller said she used to be able to drink wine and suffered no other side effect other than feeling slightly light-headed, but then she began to suffer shooting pains. 'I would get terrible back cramps but then one day the sneezing started and it just has not stopped,' she said."
I've not heard of back cramps related to wine allergies before and I wonder about the rest of her diet and her whole health picture, which unfortunately was not reported.
Whether it's flushed cheeks or sniffles after a glass or two, many people report negative reactions to wine and liquor. However, according to the AAAAI : "It is usually not the alcohol that produces the allergic reaction to the wine or beer. The other ingredients in the alcohol, such as yeast, sulfur dioxide, and addi...
Spinal pain, or back pain, is very common in the Western world. In fact, it affects up to 80 percent of people at least one time in their life. Usually, the pain is nonspecific , not caused by any particular trauma or injury, or there isn't any body part or tissue that has been noticeably injured. Most often, nonspecific back pain goes away after three to 12 months, although most people do end up having more back pain later. And, among those people, an average of 16 percent experience back pain that's bad enough to affect their every day life. This means the majority of people with nonspecific back pain don't usually have any long-term problems and don't even seek medical help. Many studies have been done that have helped doctors understand things like catastrophizing (feeling that things worse than they really are), depression and feeling badly about oneself as a result of chronic pain. It's been found that the amount of psychological distress felt by a patient affects how the patient...
Nonspecific back pain refers to pain in the back due to an unknown cause.
Back pain - nonspecific
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Back pain is one of the most common complaints treated by physicians. Nearly four out of five people will have back pain at some time in their life. Most of the time, the exact cause of the pain can not be found.
can develop in association with a number of causes, including muscle strain
, injury to the back, overuse, muscle disorders, pressure on a nerve root, poor posture, and many others. Pregnant women, smokers, construction workers, and people who do repetitive lifting all have increased risk of back pain. (See also low back pain
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