In simple terms, the facts are very disturbing....
Thanks to modern medicine people are living longer today than at any time in history. People are more educated on the right types of diet, tailored fitness programmes are all the rage and how to cope and deal with stress appears to be the topic of the day. All of these solutions are of course well within our own personal remit of control.
But what about areas of health outside of our centre of control?
Well in these areas we don't seem to be doing too well. Here are more interesting facts brought to you courtesy of The Royal College of Physicians, National Allergy Campaign & Allergy UK.
4 in 10 school children have at least one allergic reaction.
25% of 13 - 21-year-olds now suffers from hayfever.
1 in 10 children has asthma and 85% of these are allergic to house dust mites.
5.1 million people have asthma in the UK.
6 million people have eczema in the UK.
9 million people suffer from hayfever in the UK.
1 million people have a food allergy in the UK.
Asthma, rhinitis and eczema have increased in incidence between 100 to 200% in the last 20 years.
Allergy suffering appears to be increasing by about 5% per year and as many as half of those now affected are children.
Allergy IS a 21st Century Epidemic!
The term allergy is used to describe the body's unusual sensitivity to the action of certain harmless materials found in our environment. The immune system of allergy sufferers will react to the harmless materials as if they were invading organisms.
Allergic reactions can range from relatively minor symptoms such as itching eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, or mild eczema to more severe symptoms such as the potentially fatal anaphylactic shock.
Inhaled allergens can provide an immune response in the upper and lower respiratory tract, the eyes, nose and skin. Conditions such as asthma, chronic allergic rhinitis, sinusitis and hay fever all involve inflammation and overactivity of the mucous membranes and may be associated with eczema and other forms of allergy related dermatitis.
The severity of a reaction varies with each person's sensitivity and the particular allergen involved. With inhaled allergens, the size of the particle determines its ability to penetrate the lungs. Larger particles deposited in the upper respiratory tract can cause conditions such as rhinitis and sinusitis. While smaller particles that can penetrate the respiratory system more deeply will produce an immune reaction in the lower respiratory tract, such as asthma.
So how do I benefit using a Careforair Breezer?
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