Do strong smells bother your asthma? If so you are not alone, and you are not weird, and it's not all in your head. In fact, a study from the University of West Georgia found that as many as 30 percent of Americans have a sensitivity to strong smells.
By strong smells I'm referring to the following:
Strong smells are not visible, and they are not -- like dust mites, cockroach urine, and molds -- allergens. They are not chemicals or substances. They are simply smells that are proven by various studies to trigger the asthma and allergy response, or cause headaches.
The exact mechanism is not known. It's also not possible to do a scientific study because it's not like you can take a smell, put it into a syringe, and insert it under your skin to see if it causes a response. You can do that with allergens, but not smells.
The University of West Georgia stu...
Severe changes in food triggers, what was fine is now causing migraine with auras. No Explanation for so many changes, had a dye MRI in tunnel for 1 hour and 1/2, plus 2 neurologists, plus read 4 books on Migraines including Teri Robert's, "Living Well with Migraines." Also, smells, noise, sound & light also exercising for an hour now down to 30 min, also causing MOA. are greater triggers more than ever I must at all times be aware of my environment as to NOT get another painful MOA! Thoughts....??? Jen.
Sometimes, there's no reason for these things - patterns just change. Sometimes though, when this happens, it can be traced back to other factors:
Stackable triggers. Take the foods you mention for an example. It's possible that they aren't strong enough triggers to precipitate a Migraine alone, but in combination with another trigger that's not strong enough alone, you get ...
The experts tell us that we should eat more fish. Then, the experts tell us that eating too much fish can be dangerous because of high mercury levels. This information leaves the average person confused about what to do. Concerns for excess mercury have caused many people to eat less fish than they did before. However, such changes may have a detrimental affect on cardiovascular health.
First, let's talk about why fish is good for you. Fish is an excellent source of protein. It has very little saturated fat and is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. There are good fats, and there are bad fats. Omega-3 fatty acids are good fats. Benefits of omega-3 fatty acids include lower blood pressure, lower triglyceride levels, slower progression of atherosclerotic plaques, and lower risk of blood clots. These effects translate as a lower risk of heart attacks. Omega-3 fatty acids are also important in brain development and the proper growth of children.
Consuming fish does have p...
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