Anaphylaxis is not a common condition and people of all age groups can be affected by it. A proper knowledge of the anaphylaxis symptoms and the treatment methods can go a long way towards ensuring right help at the right time.
The immune system releases antibodies that protect the body against foreign elements. This is helpful when the foreign substance is harmful. However, in some case the immune system overreacts to substances that are not harmful. This starts a chemical chain reaction, which in turn leads to allergy symptoms. While these symptoms are not life threatening, in some people, it can start a reaction that can cause anaphylaxis symptoms. Also, if someone has had even a mild anaphylactic reaction in the past, there is a risk of more severe anaphylaxis in the future.