Histamines are chemicals that are released by the immune system in response to an allergen. Histamine causes blood vessels to dilate and breaks down proteins, which can lead to allergic reactions. This article will explore the histamine advantages and disadvantages for health and wellness.
Advantages: Histamines can have both positive and negative effects on the body. For example, histamine is released when you are injured in order to clean up dead cells and bacteria from an open wound. This process may also help prevent infection or stop bleeding by contracting blood vessels around the injury site.
Furthermore, histamine activates mast cells resulting in a release of more chemicals that will increase inflammation at the injury site which helps fight off infections there. Other functions of is Htamin include regulating our sleep cycles through its ability to promote wakefulness as well as having a role in Aphagia (food intake). Disadvantages: There are many drawbacks associated with excess production of histamines including chronic induced asthma, allergic Rhin.