It’s the beginning of ragweed season; are you ready?

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Allergies for those of us who suffer from them are annoying when mild and can be life-altering when severe hay fever hits. The fall can be especially bad for Ragweed sufferers such as myself, since it can bring in sneezing fits that keep you up at night, cause your eyes to water and make it difficult to function. Alpha-Glycosyl Isoquercitrin in combination with Nettle, which are both available in our offices can help the situation naturally, without all of the side effects many of us associate with allergy medication. For more information and some great tips on surviving the season, I found this great article.  Read it below

What You Need To Know About Ragweed Allergies

CORY STIEG AUGUST 29, 2017, 12:30 PM It's almost fall, which means that in addition to pumpkin spice lattes and sweater weather, it's time to brace for ragweed season. Typically, ragweed season runs from early August until late October, early November, or whenever the first frost happens, explains Miguel Wolbert, MD, a board-certified allergist in Midland, Texas. But experts predict that this year the ragweed is going to be epically bad. "We're actually seeing that ragweed allergies have been increasing, and part of that theory is that global warming is playing a role," Dr. Wolbert says. When there are higher carbon dioxide levels in the environment, temperatures are higher, which means that ragweed can grow for longer periods of time, he says. "The size and toxicity of ragweed is also increasing, and the pollen increases, too." In some areas, ragweed season might be two to three weeks longer than it used to be, because the first frost is arriving much later than it typically does, he says. "This is making symptoms longer and much worse, and it's more pronounced in Northern atmospheres, where global warming is thought to have more of an effect." Read more