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Allergy awareness

Seasonal Allergy awareness

You give me fever

According to Allergy UK, 21 million adults have one or more allergies and there are likely to be many more who may not have been diagnosed yet. The number of sufferers continues to increase by around 5% each year, and half of these allergy sufferers are said to be children.

While allergies resulting in asthma and hay fever have been on the increase for some time, recent studies have identified a significant increase in food allergies, particularly in children.

The reasons behind this increase in allergies remain unclear, and researchers across the globe continue to try to ascertain why intolerances, allergies and life-threatening allergies seem to be on the rise – around 30% of people will be affected by an allergy at some stage in their lives.

Read our other Allergy Awareness articles to find out more about Hay Fever and Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Seasonal Allergies.

Private Health Insurance

Here at General & Medical, we have a range of health insurance policies to suit your needs. Our most popular policy is our Lifestyle plan as it provides more inclusive benefit options at an affordable price. With all of our policies, you can add pre-existing conditions to the cover, including asthma.

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Our Private Health Insurance has been designed to suit all needs and budgets, take a look to see what covers we have available. You can also enhance your cover to include pre-existing conditions, add Multi-Trip Travel Insurance or include in-patient mental health treatment.

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