Do you suffer from hayfever, sinusitis or seasonal allergies?
Autumn and spring may be a time of year some people dread as they suffer from hayfever, sinusitis or other allergies. Pollen is a key trigger for the allergic response that causes hayfever and other triggers like allergens which include grasses, dust and animal dander. These allergens irritate the nasal passages and cause inflammation then runny nose, watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, congestion and sometimes asthma.
Some people also get sinusitis which is also inflammation in the para-nasal sinuses. This can cause headaches, infection, pain and mucus congestion making life most uncomfortable.
Allergies cause one aspect of the immune system to become overactive which leads to excessive immune activity. The excessive immune activity causes all the signs and symptoms experienced by allergy sufferers.
There are a number of herbs and nutrients that can help manage symptoms of sinusitis, hayfever and seasonal allergies along with restoring balance to the immune system.
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The digestive system is the core of health and an unhealthy digestive system may contribute significantly to allergies. About 70% – 80% of the body’s immune system is in the digestive system. This is where a response occurs as the immune determines the difference between healthy food and good bacteria or toxins and harmful organisms. If the digestive system is fed toxins and harmful bacteria the immune system will respond and become inflamed, eventually leading to allergies or perhaps some other condition. So it can be understood that a healthy diet is essential for long term management of allergies.
Remember, your allergies may be treatable and prevented in the future.