We tend to think of air pollution as something outside — smog, ozone, or haze hanging in the air, especially in summer. But the truth is, the air inside homes, offices, and other buildings can be more polluted than the air outside. The air inside your home may be polluted by lead (in house dust),… Continue reading Breathe Easy: 5 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality
For the past six years, the nonprofit Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) has released a list of the “Asthma Capitals” — the worst cities for asthma. The top offenders for 2009: St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Birmingham, Ala. But if those are the worst cities for asthma sufferers, does that mean other cities are relatively good… Continue reading Asthma and Cities: Which Cities Rank Best?
Here’s a wild guess: When an allergy attack hits and leaves you sneezing and itching, with teary eyes and a nose that is runny and stuffed, you probably aren’t much in the mood for romance. It may sound obvious that drippy noses don’t bring out the sex kitten in people. But for the first time, a… Continue reading Are Allergies Cramping Your Sex Life?
While it’s not common for food allergies to cause asthma symptoms, food allergies can cause a severe life-threatening reaction. The most common foods associated with allergic symptoms are: Eggs Cow’s milk Peanuts Soy Wheat Fish Shrimp and other shellfish Salads & fresh fruits Food Preservatives and Asthma Food preservatives can also trigger an asthma attack.… Continue reading Food Allergies and Asthma
Pass the tissues and antihistamine please — ’tis the season for holiday allergies. Like unwanted gifts, sneezing and congestion arrive, making allergy sufferers miserable and putting a damper on holiday fun. Fortunately you don’t have to be sidelined from the festivities. Whether it’s symptoms to food, pets, mold or mildew, allergies during the holidays can be beat… Continue reading Allergies During the Holidays