Your lawns are splashed with new foliages; beyond it everywhere your eyes loom large they see nothing but fresh blossoms- the typical pictures of the late spring and early fall. Where everything remains the same, the same is the effects of clockwork for the seasonal allergies from pollen.
As soon as the season arrives, your watery eyes, runny noses, and those sneezes make your life miserable and you are not supposed to go outside.
The onset of this bizarre health condition may seem like a cold though; they follow a pattern. Every year, the arrival of these seasons makes you feel sick with the same symptoms. This is nothing but seasonal allergies or most commonly known as a hay fever.
If stats are to be believed, pollen is one of the most common factors leading to the onset of allergies in the U.S. Pollen is a fine powder yielded by trees, flowers, ragweeds and grasses including oak trees during this particular season. For their light textures, they float in the air so as to they can fertilize elsewhere and extend their population somewhere else.
The pollen allergies are likely to attack more than 25 million people across the U.S. This happens to them due to their weak immune responses to pollen. Generally, our immune systems defend our bodies against harmful illnesses by preventing the attacks from the viruses and bacteria. But, in case of pollen, they mistakenly recognize pollen as harmful viruses and shield our body against it producing toxics to fight it. As a result, we develop allergic reactions, due to certain types of pollen reactions known as allergens.
Symptoms Of Pollen Allergies
· Red itchy, watery eyes
· Itchy throats
· Stuffy or runny nose
· Wheezing or coughing and
Pollen Is Fatal
Although these symptoms are curable with medical interventions, its symptoms can take a serious shape and can even invite death and be fatal. The high pollen counts are responsible for causing heart diseases, and asthma symptoms. Even though you are dying, you cannot trace its link with the whole things.
Studies confirmed that cardiovascular disease related deaths seem to increase during the months with high pollen counts.
As per the study released in The Lancet, there is a link between the high pollen counts and pollutions. During the season, the air seems to be high pollutants due to these pollens, and they increase the number of deaths among people with cardiovascular or respiratory symptoms.
Probably, this is something which is quite prevalent in very cold and warm weather, leading to deaths due to obstructive pulmonary disease and also lung infection. Further the research study highlighted that the days with the highest pollen counts increase deaths of people with cardiovascular disease by 6%, pneumonia by 17% and COPD by 15%.
The study is a clear indicator, which notifies the contribution of allergies due to pollens and cause deaths.
All that we can do is consult a doctor beforehand, and use medications properly to avoid its fatal effects on health.