How To Get Rid Of Your Hay Fever Symptoms For Good
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? We’ve reached that time of year where millions of us suffer from headaches, runny noses and itchy eyes. With pollen levels at its highest, just opening the window for a couple of hours can set off severe reactions.
However, have you ever asked yourself this question: Is pollen definitely the culprit? Or is it something else?
Over at Breaking Muscle, they suggest your problems could be down to histamine intolerance. Histamine is a compound involved in the immune system and can be found in foods such as avocados, spinach, tomatoes, olives and even chocolate. Read on to find out how it works and what treatments are available:
How It Works
Histamine intolerance is commonly seen with some type of gut dysbiosis. Our gut bacteria play a role in how our food is converted in various metabolites. Some of our gut bacteria actually release histamine.
So, it makes sense that if we have more of the bacteria that produce histamine compared to the bacteria that produce the metabolites to break it down, then we will run into some problems.
When And How To Supplement
In order for dietary changes to work by themselves, you need to be able to get your histamine levels below your level of tolerance. This is extremely variable from person to person.
If you are on a low-histamine diet and have removed foods and medications that may be increasing histamine levels, but still suffer from symptoms, then you may need to add a supplement into your regimen. These supplements are known as DAO (diamine oxidase) supplements.
So there you have it, if you’re suffering from chronic allergy symptoms like itchy eyes, runny nose and fatigue – all is not lost. You may actually have histamine intolerance. By switching to a low-histamine diet, alongside taking a quality probiotic, you can alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
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About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.