If you feel that allergies are worse when compared with previous year, don't worry you're not alone and it's not an imagination. Allergies season has become so predictably terrible and experts says that climate is the thing to blame.
This was concluded by Neetha Ogden, MD spokesperson for the America College of allergy, asthma immunology. She said climate change causes warmer weather and higher carbon dioxide levels which often results in flourishing of plants and cause higher levels of pollen that turn makes you sneezy and congested.
Seasonal allergies are one of the most robust of how global warming is increasing risks of health. Jeffery demain directory of the allergy, asthma and immunology center of Alaska said "it's become the model of health impacts of climate change".
He also said, that it is estimated that to 50 million Americans have nasal allergies, scientist and health officials are now trying to tease out the climate factors driving these risks in the hopes of bringing some relief in the wake of growing pollen allergies.
Here are some things what scientists have figured out so far about relation between climate change and seasonal allergies.
Pollen Is Becoming Hard To Avoid
Allergic reactions happens when your immune system overreacts to allergens, basically harmless but can trigger some of us same. In the case of seasonal allergies, pollen is the main culprit and allergies are getting worse.
Pollen can cause mild annoyance symptoms like hives or itchy eyes, sometimes life threatening diseases like anaphylaxis where blood pressure plummets and airways start swelling and then shutting that leads to death of a person.
Pollen is generally a fine powder that is produced as a part of sexual reproductive cycle of many varieties of plants and ryegrass, ragweed.
Grains of pollen range from in size of 9 microns to 200 microns which can travel deep in to the lungs that cause irritation even for the people who don't have allergies too.
Generally timothy grass, bluegrass and orchard grass peaks produce high amount of pollen over the summer and ragweed pollen spikes in the winter.
The pollen can act as an irritant for a lot of people not necessarily and allergy, but it provokes nasal passages and lungs.
If you are one of them having an allergic reaction as opposed to developed allergy it won't be severe and likely won't last quite as long. But if you deal with seasonal allergies then the key to avoid them is prevention.
Allergies Are Going To Get Way Worse Every Year
Researchers estimate pollens counts of all varieties becoming double by 2040 in some parts of the country. Depending on the pathway the world takes on green house emissions.
Here are some prevention steps to avoid allergies:If you're a seasonal allergy sufferer the first thing you need to do is, check the board certified allergist and compare it with before season.Avoid things in the surroundings that trigger allergiesMake sure to take allergy medications and try to keep all allergens away from getting in to your home.Avoid using hair sprays and lenses because pollen can easily stuck in to your hair and lensesTry to keep your surroundings clean and green to avoid pollen and other type of allergiesIf it is severe and cannot be cured by using antihistamines, make sure to visit your doctor for further treatment.