Author Archives: Marixie Ann
Author Archives: Marixie Ann
Have you ever experienced a runny nose when eating?
You know how it gets that way when you are eating spicy foods, right? However, if it occurs just about every time you eat, then something may be wrong.
The truth is runny noses occur for a variety of reasons. It can be due to infections, irritants, or different types of allergies. Rhinitis is the medical term for runny noses. Other symptoms that go with a runny nose are congestion, nasal itching, sneezing, and post-nasal drip.
For a lot of people, asthma is the curse of their existence. Some are lucky to have mild and few episodes. Asthma can flare during strenuous activities or may react to allergens, chemicals, and even emotional stress. In all cases, it can become worrisome to deal with even for those who have had it for several years.
Asthma causes reversible narrowing of the bronchioles due to inflammation of the mucous membranes or contraction of the diaphragm. If this happens, the patient will experience a tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, coughing and wheezing with phlegm or mucus. And because this is a chronic condition with unpredicted patterns of exacerbations and remissions, it is very important to know how to control it.
A lot of people around the world have asthma or other forms of allergies. Most of them suffer from symptoms like a runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness during a flare-up. The main culprit of which are small creatures, measuring only around one-third of a millimeter, known as dust mites.
Sugar might do a lot more than just plumping up our kids, it could also trigger asthma as what most researchers suggest.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that approximately 18.4 million adults in the US have asthma. An additional 6.2 million US kids are also living with this condition.
It has been said that microbes on farms can help protect kids from allergies and asthma. But even non-microbial molecules are showing protective effects. This has been proven true by immunologist from the University of Zurich. Researches showed that sialic acid present in farm life is effective against inflammation of lung tissues. This study opened up many perspectives for the control and possible treatments of allergies.
More and more people are suffering from asthma and allergies. In the past years, these conditions have greatly increased in industrialized nations. Now, approximately 30% of kids have allergies – with the exception of those living in farms. Among farm kids, this condition is increasing less dramatically as compared to their friends who live in the same village but does not have a farm set-up. Microbes that are present in greater amounts and greater diversity on farms protect kids from asthma and allergy. A surrounding that is not highly hygienic somehow shows a positive effect on the development of the immune system. There is sensitization. The body learns not to react to harmless materials as is the case with allergic triggers.