A seasonal allergy or hay fever occurs when your immune system overreacts to a foreign substance. Once your body comes into contact with this allergen, it will trigger an allergic response. Allergens are everywhere and the most common allergens are pollen, dust, mold, and animal dander. They’re so common that in the United States, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness. [Read more…]
There is a difference between looking beautiful and feeling beautiful. But, if the planets aligned, you should be able to figure out how to make those two ideas intersect with each other, all while approaching the concept from a health perspective. In other words, your confidence can relate to your health along with your complexion and skin tone!
If you deal with pigmentation issues, or you get too much sun, or you’re working with acne medicine, or you have allergies to deal with – all of these can lead to you not feeling great about yourself, because you don’t feel like your skin showcases your health or your self-esteem. [Read more…]
You may not think much about your dirty home, aside from it being an occasional eyesore or causing you some mild embarrassment when someone comes over to visit unexpectedly. A messy house is more than just an eyesore, it can cause health issues depending on what kind of mess you have. Even just a little clutter can cause stress.
Grime In Floors And Carpets
When was the last time you scrubbed your kitchen or bathroom floor? If you have tile floors your grout could be harboring some pretty gross stuff. In fact, there could even be some toxic mold in that grout which could cause respiratory issues (including asthma) in the people living in your home. [Read more…]
Of all the allergies, asthma is perhaps the most common and most inconvenient. It comes in many forms and treatments vary for each type. As such, it is important that you know exactly what kind of asthma you have before you undergo any kind of treatment. Of course, the wisest course would be to consult your doctor. Yet here are some things that you can consider even before you pay your doctor a visit. This information will also be helpful in determining exactly what kind of asthma you have.
In the broadest sense, asthma can be classified into either intermittent asthma or persistent asthma. Other more specific categories would be allergic asthma (caused by external stimuli), intrinsic asthma (not due to allergies), exercise-induced asthma, occupational asthma (triggered at work), and cough-variant asthma (persistent cough). Knowing what triggers your asthma attacks will help greatly in determining your type of asthma. From there, you can work on how to treat and prevent attacks.
Though asthma has been classified into different categories, determining what kind of asthma you have is far from simple. In order to avoid any kind of attack, here are some general tips that can help. Avoid extreme changes in temperature. Furthermore, ensure that your house is clean and free of dust and other possible allergens. As it is January and you probably spend a lot of time indoors, do keep the atmosphere inside as health friendly possible. Use humidifiers if you need to. Make sure there is enough fresh air coming in and have adequate ventilation.