Springtime is just around the corner and that means that seasonal allergies will be in full swing very soon. Spring is such a beautiful time of year and it can be a great time to be outside. However, thousands of people dread springtime because for them it can be debilitating. Some people are forced to stay inside just so they can breathe. Many experience non-stop symptoms of sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, congestion, and runny nose with a foggy head or headache when they simply walk outdoors. Others may be luckier and only experience some of the symptoms associated with springtime allergies.
The most common triggers of springtime allergy symptoms are pollens, grasses, and trees. Tree pollens are what often affect the early springtime sufferers. The time and duration of springtime allergy symptoms are determined by the species of tree causing the reaction. Trees are the earliest pollen producers of the year, releasing their pollen as early as March and as late as June. Trees can aggravate allergy symptoms, even if they are not on your property, since trees release large amounts of pollen that can travel miles away from the original source.
When springtime allergy symptoms are high, other common, year-round triggers such as mold, dust and dust mites, animal dander and cockroaches can affect some people even more than they do during other times of year. That happens because more of a burden is placed on an already stressed immune system during this time of the year.
Common springtime allergy symptoms include:
Itchy, red or watery eyes
If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, you are not alone. Pollen allergies affect nearly 19 million people in the US alone with one of the main symptoms being allergic rhinitis, affecting between 10% and 30% of all adults and as many as 40% of all children.
Spring allergy season hit us extremely hard last year because the amount of pollen floating around was four times greater than usual. Pollen is measured in grains per cubic meter. For trees, 1,500 grains of pollen per cubic meter is considered high. Last spring, areas along the East Coast measured 6,000 grains per cubic meter. There is no way to predict if pollen counts this year will be as high as they were last spring since daily and seasonal weather conditions affect the pollen counts and make it difficult to make precise predictions more than a few days in advance.
If you have ever experienced springtime allergy symptoms, then you should prepare for allergy season and consider addressing your symptoms early. Why suffer through another spring season? At Absolute Health we offer an advanced therapy that can help relieve or significantly reduce the symptoms associated with pollen season. This treatment is non-invasive and does not include needles, supplements or medications. It is completely pain-free and available to all ages, including infants. If you suffer from springtime allergy symptoms, please call our office today at 480-991-9945 and find out how we can help.