It’s beautiful out. But for some people, early spring, summer, and fall bring dread: the dread of hay fever.
The symptoms of hay fever include a runny nose, watery, red and itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing, fatigue, and sinus pressure. Hay fever is caused by an allergic response to outdoor (and indoor) allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, and spores from molds and fungi.
As well as making you feel miserable, hay fever can affect your ability to function normally at school or work. If you have hay fever, your immune system identifies a harmless airborne substance as harmful. Your body produces antibodies so that next time you come into contact with this substance your immune system releases histamine into your bloodstream and this leads to the symptoms of hay fever.
You are at greater risk of having hay fever if you suffer from other allergies, asthma, or eczema, have a blood relative with allergies or asthma, work with animals with fur or feathers, or have a mother that smoked during your first year of life.
As I mentioned earlier, hay fever can have a negative impact on your life. You may also suffer from sleep deprivation, worsening asthma, sinusitis, and ear infections.
There are things you can do to reduce the symptoms of hay fever; close doors and windows on days there is a high pollen count, wear a dust mask when cleaning the house, avoid hanging your laundry outdoors, avoid smoke and other irritants, and get adjusted by your chiropractor.
Chiropractic adjustment of a misaligned spinal vertebra or subluxation relieves pressure on the nerve and stress on the body’s nervous system, which allows the immune system to operate efficiently. A stress-free body is better equipped to ward off allergens. Chiropractic tackles the cause of hay fever, rather than the symptoms.
We also utilize nutrients to relieve the symptoms of allergies and sinusitis. One of these is Aller-Aid, an ideal solution if you are the like 40 million people who shy away from the outdoors during the height of growing season due to allergies. The most commonly used approach with over-the-counter products has been to mask the annoyances, after it is too late to address the cause. Unfortunately, most of these products force your body to function in a way that is not natural, hence, the many side effects associated with them including dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. Another is Sine-Aid, which contains a comprehensive formulation containing a synergistic blend of nutrient and botanical ingredients designed to provide an immediate boost to immune defenses, decrease inflammation and increase mucus clearance during sinus and respiratory challenges.