Friday, October 3, 2008

Stress Worsens Your Allergies in Ways Traditional Treatments Don’t Help

If you're allergic, stress and anxiety are a bad combination," reports Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD, Ohio State University Medical Center. When one gets upset allergies get worse – and continue to worsen the next day.

Kiecolt-Glaser concluded, "This is clinically important for patients since most of what we do to treat allergies is to take antihistimines to control the symptoms runny nose, watery, itchy eyes, and congestion.”

"Antihistimines don't deal with those symptoms on the next day."

People may be setting themselves up to have more persistent problems by being stressed and anxious when allergy attacks begin," Kiecolt-Glaser said. Pratanu Banerjee agrees and so does Debra Fulghum Bruce, PhD.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The best way to cure anxiety and panic is to understand the anxiety condition. It is normal for people to experience feelings of anxiety and panic from time to time. Normal anxiety helps us to cope with very stressful situations, however, when anxiety becomes too much and turns into irrational fear of everyday circumstances, it becomes a devastating disorder.