Allergies Driving You Mad?Allergies Driving You Mad?
For up to 30 percent of Americans affected with seasonal allergies, the throat/ear itching, runny nose, sinus congestion, and brain fog is enough to drive anyone mad. Lucky for us, there is an arsenal of supplements, herbs, hydrotherapy, and over-the-counter medications that can be used to help fight the irritating symptoms of seasonal allergies. Allergies cause cells in our bodies called mast cells to become irritated when pollen and other allergens build up, causing a histamine release and opening the flood of allergy symptoms. Here are some things you can try at home to soothe your allergies.
Butterbur is a botanical supplement that helps decrease levels of histamine in our bodies. It helps mast cells be less sensitive to allergens while being non-sedative like many over-the-counter medications.
Nasal lavage helps flush out allergens that get trapped in your nose (because we have hair), helping prevent or decrease allergy symptoms.
Quercetin is a mast cell stabilizer, meaning it helps prevent histamine release when you get exposed to environmental allergens.
Vitamin C helps decrease and prevent the secretion of histamine from mast cells.
Nettle tea/supplement is a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory that has traditional use for seasonal allergies.
For help with seasonal allergies or any other issue please call and schedule an appointment at 971-358-1246.
*This does not constitute medical advice. Please talk to your healthcare professional before initiating any new treatments.
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1300 N.E. Linden Ave., Unit 6
Gresham, OR 97030