Hay fever is said to affect the masses, it is estimated that 20% of the population suffers from this type of allergy. Hay fever is an allergic response to airborne substances such as pollen, or mold that occurs mostly in the spring and throughout summer months. Reactions to these substances can be in the form of watery itchy eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, headaches and fatigue. Common treatment for hay fever is the use of anti-histamines that will lessen the allergic response. These over the counter medications can have unfortunate side effects leaving the user with a list of other symptoms.
Dr Risk and Dr. Kohlman use BioMeridian testing to determine stress in the body, as well as food and environmental sensitivities that can be contributing to the histamine response in hay fever. Other factors that can increase hay fever symptoms are diet, candida, parasites, metal toxicity and other stress factors. Generally, a treatment plan deals with all the contributing factors, life style changes and careful management during spring when hay fever symptoms are at their worse.