Twymyn gwair – What, Why, How?

What is Hay fever?

Here is your guide to hay fever and hay fever symptoms. Os hoffech chi i neidio yn syth i helpu i reoli clefyd y gwair,(e.g. triniaethau), cliciwch yma.

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Hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis is an allergic reaction to pollen and other airborne allergens such as fungal spores. Most people who suffer from hay fever are allergic to grass pollen and many are allergic to tree pollen.

Hay fever is the most common allergy. Ynglŷn â 15-20% of us in the UK suffer from hay fever. Hay fever is more common in younger people. Hyd at 40% o bobl dros 15-25 are hay fever sufferers.

clefyd y gwair yn ganlyniad overreaction ein system imiwnedd i antigenau diniwed fel paill. Mae'r rhain yn antigenau ysgogi celloedd mast y cyrff ', sydd wedyn yn torri neu degranulate, rhyddhau cyfryngwyr sy'n cynnwys histamines. Gall y rhain cyfryngwyr achosi cosi annymunol, cochni, symptomau llid a chlefyd y gwair eraill.

The Body's Reaction - Histamines Cynhyrchu

ymateb y corff i baill yw cynhyrchu histamines. Symiau Normal o histamines yn eich ymennydd yn dda - maent yn cadw chi'n effro, astud ac yn effro. Ond, pan fo gormod o yn eich corff, they produce the various symptoms common to hay fever sufferers including sneezing, trwyn yn rhedeg, tagfeydd trwynol, llygaid cosi, llygaid dyfrllyd, ffrydio llygaid, llygaid wedi chwyddo, trwyn yn cosi a gwddf.

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Digital impression of histamines

Meddyginiaethau gwrth-histamin ar gael i fynd i'r afael adwaith hwn. Mae gwrth-histamin yn gweithio trwy rwystro y camau y histamin. Which works well for some people and is one of the most popular methods of treating hay fever. But because they block the histamine they can also affect the histamines in your brain and therefore cause drowsiness as well as a dry mouth. Nid yw llawer o bobl yn hoffi'r syniad o roi cyffuriau i mewn i'w gorff yn rheolaidd er bod eraill yn eithaf cyfforddus gyda hyn - cyn belled ag y mae'n gweithio!

And here's a more detailed explanation of how it works...

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen in the air. The body contains antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). Mast cells have special receptors to which IgE can bind. When two of these mast cell bound antibodies are together the allergen is attracted to them and links them together. When enough of these are so linked, the mast cells will then release histamines. histamines Mae angen i'r corff - yn yr ymennydd y maent yn cadw ni effro, sylwgar ac effro - ond pan mae gormod o yn y corff, it is these histamines which are mainly responsible for causing the unpleasant hay fever symptoms. Put more simply, we can tolerate certain amounts of pollen, but there is a sensitivity level above which we will suffer an allergic reaction, triggering the release of histamines. Many remedies therefore rely on anti-histamines – such as loratidine or chlorphenamine - as a first resort. (And it is now clear why anti-histamines can result in drowsiness).

Hay fever Symptoms

Common hay fever symptoms include sneezing, trwyn yn rhedeg, trwyn stwffio i fyny, itchy and watery or streaming eyes, tagfeydd trwynol a stwffio i fyny deimlad cyffredinol yn y trwyn a'r gwddf.

Mae rhai pobl hefyd yn profi cosi o gwmpas y wyneb a'r genau gan gynnwys geg yn cosi, do coslyd o geg, and a burning sensation in the throat. Headaches and wheezing can also occur.

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Hay fever symptoms may also include an overall achy feeling, neu adeiladu i fyny o bwysau yn yr ardal wyneb gyfan. Mae'r ardal sinws yn aml y mwyaf poenus. Gall rhwbio trwyn Cyson a chwythu hefyd yn gadael dioddef gyda llid y croen a sensitifrwydd. Gall hyn i gyd yn arwain at flinder, blinder, blinder. Hay fever can also affect how you sleep and cause sleep disturbance and difficulty getting to sleep. Gall y symptomau hyn yn eu tro yn rhoi sioc eich lefelau egni yn gadael i chi deimlo'n isel ac araf. Chronic hay fever sufferers may experience more severe or prolonged symptoms.

Tips to Reduce Hay Fever Symptoms

  • Use HayMax. The organic, drug free allergen barrier balm can be applied to the nostrils and bones of the eyes in the morning and throughout the day, to trap over a third of pollen particles before they enter the body where they can cause symptoms. Llai paill, llai o adwaith!
  • Close windows and use a air conditioner preferably with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arresting) filter to capture the pollen and dust particles, cool and circulate the air.
  • Tie your hair up and wear a hat when outside to prevent pollen particles being caught in your hair.
  • Shower at night before sleeping to remove pollen particles and pet hair from your hair and body.
  • Wear wrap around sunglasses when outdoors to prevent pollen particles coming in contact with your eyes. Click here to read about some of the best pollen blocking sunglasses.
  • Dry clothes indoors rather than on a clothes line to prevent pollen particles being blown onto the clothes by the outside wind.
  • Stay hydrated and eat lots of fruit and vegetables to stay healthy and support your immune system.
  • Vacuum the house regularly especially beds and fabrics to remove pollen particles.
  • If you own a pet then ensure that it is well groomed and shampooed as much as possible to remove pet allergens and pollen particles.
  • Get plenty of exercise, If you are doing an outdoor activity be sure to do it in the morning or evening when the pollen count is lower.
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