Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Stress Worsens Allergic Rhinitis Condition

Do you find that whenever you are highly stressed for a period of time, your allergic rhinitis condition worsens? It certainly does for me. That or lack of sleep will certainly turn on the tap of my nose. Very simply, when our body is not getting enough rest or is highly stressed, our immune system weakens and thus we are more sensitive to the allergens.
 
This is also medically proven. An experiment conducted in 2008 by Ohio State University College of Medicine found that allergy sufferers fared worse after they took an anxiety-inducing test, compared with one when they performed a task that did not make them stressed. According to Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Ohio State, IgE - blood proteins that cause allergic reactions may be stimulated by stress hormones.
 
So plenty of rest and relax can help allergic rhinitis condition. But in this fast paced society of ours, this is certainly not easy!