In most of the United States, spring is usually allergy season with new blooming plants and trees that can cause some folks to have allergy symptoms. Unfortunately, this does not hold true here in Texas! Here, we have year-round allergy season. In fact, Dallas, Waco, Austin, and San Antonio all rank among the worst cities for allergies in the country!
One of the big reasons why allergies are so bad in Texas is the heat. It’s not the blistering summer days that are to blame, but rather, the state’s relatively mild winters that create the perfect environment for year-round allergens. Texas’ mild winters allow for year-round plant growth, which means plants can pollinate throughout the year. While other parts of the country are experiencing frigid temperatures that turn vegetation dormant, some Texas plants are undergoing another season of pollination. In fact, winter is one of the worst times of the year for allergies in Texas. The cedar trees also bloom in winter, which can make a lot of people downright miserable!
Typically, August to November in Texas, a notorious allergy culprit, Ragweed, arrives in the air. Ragweed causes runny noses, sneezing, itchy eyes, and at its worst, asthma flares ups.
Additionally, because so much of Texas remains humid throughout much of the year, different types of molds can also cause allergies to worsen whenever it is damp.
When we are subjected to things like ragweed or cedar, our mast cells, usually found in the lungs and nose, release a chemical called histamine into our bloodstream. Histamine can cause sneezing, runny nose, cough, and other allergic symptoms. Histamine levels rise so as to “attack” the foreign invaders. Unfortunately, this is what causes us to feel so bad.
Dr. Spurlock, Roxana Cocos, and the staff here at Renewed Vitality understand how miserable Texas allergies can be and we are here to help you get through it! We believe in being as proactive as possible to eliminate the worst of our allergy symptoms.
In addition to our commitment to you to help you build and enjoy a robust immune system, we can also offer some relief for the worst allergy symptoms. We recommend Ortho Molecular Natural D-Hist®. This product is available in our online store, or you can stop by the office and pick it up in person. You can also give us a call at 214-389-1233 and we will have it shipped to you.
Ortho Molecular Natural D-Hist is an effective supplement containing antioxidants, enzymes, and plant extracts. The ingredients in D-Hist work to degrade the histamine load, reduce inflammation, and thin mucous secretions. Many people use this supplement as a way to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms. One of the main benefits of D-Hist is it is an all-natural supplement that will not cause drowsiness usually associated with most “antihistamines.” Natural D-Hist does not contain wheat, gluten, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, or artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives.
With the Texas allergy season lasting virtually all year, we recommend you start on your preventative regime now, especially before we hit the Ragweed and Cedar months.