Springtime is just on the horizon, but it’s not all sunshine and roses!
Spring is the season of colorful flowers, blue skies, and new life but for those who suffer from sinus pressure, headaches, and allergies, it can be a miserable season. If you suffer from springtime misery, read on to learn more about the role that hydration plays in decreasing allergy symptoms.
Dehydration and Histamines
When you are exposed to allergens like pollen and dander, your immune system responds by releasing a chemical called histamine. Histamines are responsible for the watery eyes and feelings of an itchy, sneezy nose. The primary goal of histamines is to remove allergens from the body by any means necessary. When you are dehydrated, histamines are elevated which can cause you to feel more intense allergy symptoms.
The Role of Hydration
Proper hydration can help you feel better and can aid in your immune system performing better. Here’s how:
- Decreased mucus production – When you are hydrated your air passageways are moist and in turn less mucus is produced, because your internal water level can sufficiently protect the tissues in your air passageway.
- Decreased histamine production – When you are hydrated, your histamine levels are balanced so you will notice less sneezing, watery eyes, and allergy symptoms.
- Regular bowel movements – When you are properly hydrated your body doesn’t use the water reserves from your colon. This means the colon will have sufficient water to work in harmony with your body and release allergen toxins regularly.
How to Maximize Hydration
Drinking bottled water is not the most effective way to get the hydration. This is because most of us are drinking bottled water that has been stripped of vital nutrients. Real hydration will provide your body with electrolytes, vital minerals, and sodium that it needs to perform at its highest. You can get these benefits from hydration therapy.
At Vida-Flo, we specialize in hydration therapy. It is a 45 minute process in which water infused with saline, vital minerals, and electrolytes are administered through an IV. It is virtually painless and after the session, clients report feeling energized, alert, and without the symptoms of allergies.