Allergies (aka allergic diseases) are caused someone’s immune system being very sensitive to substances in the environment that are usually harmless to the average human.
The UK in particular has one of the highest rates of allergic conditions in the world. More than 1 in 5 of us is affected by one or more allergic disorder. Staggeringly, 44% of British adults have at least one allergy, and this continues to rise. Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK live in fear of an asthma attack or anaphylactic shock at any time, or worse - living in fear they may die because of an allergy if they’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Allergy UK plugs the gap between healthcare services and those affected by this disease. The charity’s mission is to raise the profile of allergy at all levels, and their vision for everyone affected by allergy to get the best care and support. Their Helpline is there for everyone who needs their help in understanding or coping with an allergy. The charity also works with government and professional bodies and more towards their vision to help improve the millions with allergic disease.