Allergy sufferers have long faced a no-win situation with traditional antihistamine medications: sneeze and itch your way through seasonal allergies or take antihistamines and live in a fog instead. Antihistamines stop allergy symptoms by reducing or blocking histamines—chemicals the body releases in response to an allergic trigger. Histamines cause the
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Q: I’ve had mitral valve disease for a long time, as well as poorly controlled blood pressure. I also developed pulmonary hypertension. My mitral valve was repaired, but I wonder if that will help my pulmonary hypertension. It seems like a very serious condition.
A: Pulmonary hypertension (sometimes called pulmonary arterial
While many people welcome the changing seasons, those with allergies see the beginning of spring and fall as the time when they have to load up on extra tissues, thanks to congestion. Nasal conditions, often caused by allergies, can be irritating, painful, annoying, and disruptive. However, by recognizing the source
Post-nasal drip is the accumulation of mucus, usually in your sinuses, that moves down the back of the nose into the throat. It can be an annoying and disruptive condition, but one that’s treatable by post-nasal drip remedies, both pharmaceutical and natural.
Your body makes about one to two quarts of
Influenza—commonly called “the flu”—is a viral infection of the respiratory system. It affects the lungs as well as the whole body. Most people recognize the symptoms—fever, body aches, sore throat, stuffy nose, and headache. Sometimes the flu is confused with the common cold, but even though some of the symptoms
While many people welcome the changing seasons, those with allergies see the beginning of spring and fall as the time when they have to load up on extra tissues. Irritating, painful, and annoying, nasal allergies can be quite disruptive. However, by recognizing source of your allergy, you can more easily
Ask the Experts: Nasal Decongestants
Q. My nose is constantly stuffy, and I use a decongestant spray to ease the problem. However, a friend tells me it could worsen my high blood pressure. Is this true?
A. Unlike oral decongestants—which can exacerbate high blood pressure by narrowing blood vessels throughout the body—nasal
Your eyes itch, your nose is running and you’ve been sneezing. Is it a cold, flu or allergies? Understanding the differences will help you avoid unnecessary medications or those that might make your symptoms worse.
Allergies are triggered by something in the environment. In summer, grasses and rag-weed are common culprits.
Molds lurking in buildings can cause a wide array of health problems. Could mold be causing YOUR health problems? And, if so, what can you do about it? Discover all about mold exposure symptoms and treatment here.