Itchy, red, watery eyes. Non-stop sneezing. Blotchy, irritated skin. A nose like a faucet. These are symptoms seasonal allergy sufferers know all too well. But if it seems like they’re even more intense this year than they were in years past, that’s because they probably are.
Allergies are on the rise – in terms of both prevalence and severity. Experts estimate that as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children suffer from allergies. What’s more, those who do have allergies consistently declare each season the “worst allergy season yet.”
Why the changes? Turns out there’s not just one culprit but several. Here are three of the top reasons your allergies may be getting worse over time.
1.Climate Change. As a result of rising temperatures and extended seasons, pollen counts are going through the roof. Warmer winter days trick plants into thinking it’s springtime and producing pollen sooner. The bad news is that until we get climate change under control, pollen counts are trending in one direction: up. By the year 2040, experts from the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology predict pollen counts will more than double – and so will the suffering.
2.Family Legacy. Allergies are cumulative – meaning once your immune system starts overreacting to one irritant, it’s more likely to take offense to other things as well. The escalation crosses generations, too. If your parents had allergies, you’re more likely to suffer from them as well. Unfortunately, your children will have it even worse, since they’re shouldering even more generations of allergy burden.
3.Toxins. The increase in toxins in our homes and environment add to our body’s burden and make the immune system more prone to react to allergens. That may be why city dwellers are more prone to allergies and asthma, despite the fact that cities have less pollen.
Natural Allergy Help
Even if you could, you shouldn’t ignore your worsening flare-ups. Allergies are more than a mere nuisance. They’re a warning sign that your immune system is suffering. Frequent allergic reactions may lead to other diseases, infections, and even a shortened lifespan.
The news may sound dire, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re destined for a lifetime of sniffles and sneezes. You can get a handle on your allergies – naturally – with a few simple tips.
- Avoid medications – even some natural ones. Over-the-counter and prescription medications can cause headaches, drowsiness, racing heart, insomnia, and more. Some herbal and nutritional supplements may actually stimulate an already overactive immune system and make allergies worse.
- Try homeopathy. Homeopathy addresses symptoms instead of simply suppressing them. Utilizing the “law of similars,” homeopathy awakens the body to overcome the symptoms. What’s more, it can reduce symptoms very quickly because it works on an energetic level. It may provide more than just short-term symptom relief, too, by helping the body recognize allergens and reduce reactions over time.
- Go local. Allergens differ based on where you live. That’s why we developed advanced homeopathic formulas for nine, distinct U.S., and three Canadian regions. Dr. King’s Regional Allergies products pinpoint the exact molds and tree, grass, and flower pollens of each region. The result is a truly tailored approach to seasonal allergies.
- Address your body’s toxin burden. Reduce your exposure to toxins in all the ways you can. Choose organic, natural foods. Use natural cleaners. Get a high-quality air filter for your home. Homeopathy can help with the symptoms of toxin overload, too.
If you are suffering from allergies, don’t just wait for them to go away on their own. Evidence suggests that they will get worse, not better, unless you take action to address them. The good news is that with the tips outlined here, you may be able to improve your allergies for good