The Hay Fever Woes Set to Rise?
A study has revealed that the number of hay fever cases across UK are all set to more than double over the coming 20 years. By the time 2030 rolls in, about 32 million UK residents would be hit by the allergy, which ends up becoming the most irritating thing one could have ever experienced during the spring and summer season.
While some of the people welcome spring and summer with huge smiles on their faces after numbing winters, those who suffer from hay fever and allergies dread the period which brings running noses, constant sneezing and itchy eyes for them. The reason being that it is during this time that trees and grasses release their pollen into the air.
Most of the people who suffer from allergies end up shutting themselves in for most part of the seasons, while some others end up taking trips to allergy doctors' clinics very frequently.
Although hay fever and allergies are most attributed to pollen and all natural reasons, most of us tend to conveniently forget that pollution and over-urbanization also have a huge part to play in their increase and promotion. Even the report revealing the expected rise in the number of allergy cases has specified that man-made reasons also play a very key role in hay fever attacks.
In addition, stress is something which definitely adds to the symptoms. People with allergies who also suffer from stress generally tend to have more severe symptoms and are more susceptible to attacks.
While we cannot do anything about flying pollen and seasons, we can certainly try and control all the man-made reasons which lead to more frequent hay fever attacks and increase in number of cases. Also, we can try and stay as stress-free as possible to keep the attack away.
In addition, certain foods end up adding to the allergy and this can also be easily controlled by keeping these foods away.