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WHAT DO you want in life? Money, success, possessions, love? Are these vital to our wellbeing, or are they social constructs we have been persuaded into thinking are the ultimate goals of existence?
With the change in season it is a good time to be thinking about boosting your immunity. Vulnerable people such as children and the elderly, people with low immunity and other susceptible people including asthmatics or people with chronic sinusitis and chronic obstructive airway diseases (COAD) need to pay particular attention to their immunity.
At this time of year colds and flus are very common. “Colds and flu have similar symptoms such as stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, and fever which can make people feel unwell,” says pharmacist Audrey Kinahan of University Late Night Pharmacy. "The flu is more serious and sometimes may lead to more serious complications such as pneumonia. It can be much more serious for some groups of patients including pregnant women and the elderly who should seek medical attention.”
Sales of antihistamines and boxes of tissues go up in winter but especially during the holidays. Here are some of the causes of the spike in allergies: Food – during winter holidays people eat out, with lots of seasonal and unusual foods, and parties where you may not know the ingredients of the foods you are consuming, ending with some unpleasant allergic reaction. Alcohol may affect judgment, and you may forget to check the ingredients to which you are allergic.
If you have ever been stung by a bee, sprained your ankle, or suffered from an allergy, then you have experienced inflammation.
The hay fever season arrived with a vengeance this summer. Many people in Ireland suffer from hay fever without knowing it. People often think that they have a cold which will not go away, but in actual fact they have hay fever. Common questions asked at Evergreen are: “What is hay fever?” “What causes it?” and “What is the difference between hay fever and a viral infection like a cold or flu?”
Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is pleased to announce that World MS Day 2018 will take place on Wednesday, May 30 to raise awareness and support people living with MS in County Westmeath.
Mayo restaurants have participated in life-saving allergic reaction training in recent weeks, the training was run by Mayo-based training company Allergy Lifestyle.
A new study by the Asthma Society of Ireland shows that improving indoor air quality may help people with asthma manage their symptoms.
Most of us have suffered from colds, flus, painful conditions, injuries, etc, at some point, which keep us awake at night or disrupt our sleep, which can result in feeling tired the next day, but at least in those cases we know the reason. Some people are suffering from constant tiredness, lack of energy, and fatigue, and they do not know why. If you think you are one of these people, talk to your GP.