Addressing Allergies

While spring is my favorite time of year I also know it can be a difficult time for people with spring seasonal allergies.

Springing into the Sweet Life for some people means handling their allergies.  There are natural remedies that I have used with patients that have really helped them to manage, reduce and even eliminate their allergies.  The number one thing that helps when you want to treat allergies naturally is to start early!

Starting before you are in full-blown misery is the best way to treat allergies naturally.  If you want your immune system to be able to act quickly with the right balance to stop your allergies then you have to build your immune system up to be ready for your allergies.

As everything starts blooming, people with environmental allergies begin to suffer from tree pollens, flower pollens, grasses and molds.  As we move into spring, tree pollens are the first allergens to affect people.

Pollen is measured by the pollen count which is the number of grains of pollen per cubic meter in the air.  Pollen counts are usually announced during the weather portion of the daily news.   Knowing the pollen count can be helpful to people who suffer from seasonal allergies by giving them an idea about what to expect when making outdoor plans.

The common symptoms of spring allergies are: runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, itchy nose and dark circles underneath the eyes – sometimes called “allergic shiners”.  These symptoms are caused by an overreaction of the immune system to pollen.  The immune system of people who suffer from allergies goes into overdrive and releases several chemicals (including histamine) that cause the symptoms listed above.

If you are experiencing these symptom or if you know you have summer or fall allergies, coming in for an appointment now is your best defense to boost your immune system and reduce your suffering! Set up a 30-minute discovery session.

To Your One Sweet Life,

Dr. Dae

 

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