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  • Weather patterns may lead to early allergy season

    Most people with allergies dread the period of spring when the temperature begins warming up, as it leads to bunches of pollen and other allergens floating through the air. While this is largely unavoidable, it is also predictable, as those diagnosed with allergies know what to expect when they step outdoors. However, the strange weather patterns that have been present this winter may be bringing the allergies around earlier in the year. 

    According to WTOP News, the up-and-down weather experienced by much of the country may cause some plants to begin pollinating early. Because the polar vortex brought freezing temperatures to the bulk of the U.S., including areas that don't typically get that cold, plants may have already had the necessary chilling period. Once the weather begins improving, these plants may start producing pollen. 

    Although the bulk of the worst allergy days may still be slated for later in the spring, individuals with allergies should be aware of the challenges they face when they step outside. 

    Individuals who want to prepare for the threat of allergies should consider investing in a medical-grade home air purifier such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This device can clear the air of a wide variety of allergens and irritants, which will make it easier to breathe indoors. 

  • Weather patterns may lead to early allergy season

    Most people with allergies dread the period of spring when the temperature begins warming up, as it leads to bunches of pollen and other allergens floating through the air. While this is largely unavoidable, it is also predictable, as those diagnosed with allergies know what to expect when they step outdoors. However, the strange weather patterns that have been present this winter may be bringing the allergies around earlier in the year. 

    According to WTOP News, the up-and-down weather experienced by much of the country may cause some plants to begin pollinating early. Because the polar vortex brought freezing temperatures to the bulk of the U.S., including areas that don't typically get that cold, plants may have already had the necessary chilling period. Once the weather begins improving, these plants may start producing pollen. 

    Although the bulk of the worst allergy days may still be slated for later in the spring, individuals with allergies should be aware of the challenges they face when they step outside. 

    Individuals who want to prepare for the threat of allergies should consider investing in a medical-grade home air purifier such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This device can clear the air of a wide variety of allergens and irritants, which will make it easier to breathe indoors. 

  • Air pollution may lead to hypertension in pregnant women

    Air pollution can cause significant health problems, and those medical issues may only be exacerbated if the individual in question is pregnant. These women have to pay attention to a number of health risks, as new research shows that breathing polluted air may be just as harmful to women and their unborn children as cigarette smoke. 

    According to a recent study from the University of Florida, which was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, exposure to air pollutants raises the risk of hypertension in pregnant women. In turn, this can lead to several more severe problems, such as preeclampsia. 

    "Fetal development is very sensitive to environmental factors," said Dr. Xiaohui Xu, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Florida. "This is why we wanted to do this research. Hypertension (high blood pressure), in particular, is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, causing a lot of problems for the mother and fetus, including preterm delivery." 

    One proactive approach to treating air pollution is to invest in a professional-grade home air purifier, such as the IQAir GC MultiGas. Capable of clearing the air of a wide variety of irritants, including chemicals, smoke and various odors, these devices are ideal for individuals who want to enhance an indoor space. 

  • Air pollution may lead to hypertension in pregnant women

    Air pollution can cause significant health problems, and those medical issues may only be exacerbated if the individual in question is pregnant. These women have to pay attention to a number of health risks, as new research shows that breathing polluted air may be just as harmful to women and their unborn children as cigarette smoke. 

    According to a recent study from the University of Florida, which was published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, exposure to air pollutants raises the risk of hypertension in pregnant women. In turn, this can lead to several more severe problems, such as preeclampsia. 

    "Fetal development is very sensitive to environmental factors," said Dr. Xiaohui Xu, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Florida. "This is why we wanted to do this research. Hypertension (high blood pressure), in particular, is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, causing a lot of problems for the mother and fetus, including preterm delivery." 

    One proactive approach to treating air pollution is to invest in a professional-grade home air purifier, such as the IQAir GC MultiGas. Capable of clearing the air of a wide variety of irritants, including chemicals, smoke and various odors, these devices are ideal for individuals who want to enhance an indoor space. 

  • Air pollution may cause neurological problems, research shows

    There are many risks associated with air pollution, but exposure to these harmful particles could be more severe than previously thought. 

    A panel at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Sciences conference discussed the concept that breathing in air pollution could lead to medical issues involving the brain. Researchers noted that constant exposure to pollution can enlarge the brain's ventricles, a condition that is commonly found in individuals with neurological disorders like autism or schizophrenia. 

    Although more research needs to be done to see if pollution could lead to these problems, people who are consistently breathing in smaller, dangerous particles could be facing significant threats to their health. 

    "The component people worry about the most are the smallest particles – the ultrafine particles," Dr. Deborah Cory-Slechta, organizer of the panel, told FoxNews.com. "And the reason is because those go all the way down into the bottom of the lung. Once they get to the bottom of the lung, they can be absorbed into the blood stream."

    Individuals who are concerned about breathing in polluted air may want to invest in a medical-grade product like the IQAir GC MultiGas. This home air purifier can clear the air of a wide variety of irritants and airborne particles that could otherwise be harmful. 

  • Air pollution may cause neurological problems, research shows

    There are many risks associated with air pollution, but exposure to these harmful particles could be more severe than previously thought. 

    A panel at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Sciences conference discussed the concept that breathing in air pollution could lead to medical issues involving the brain. Researchers noted that constant exposure to pollution can enlarge the brain's ventricles, a condition that is commonly found in individuals with neurological disorders like autism or schizophrenia. 

    Although more research needs to be done to see if pollution could lead to these problems, people who are consistently breathing in smaller, dangerous particles could be facing significant threats to their health. 

    "The component people worry about the most are the smallest particles – the ultrafine particles," Dr. Deborah Cory-Slechta, organizer of the panel, told FoxNews.com. "And the reason is because those go all the way down into the bottom of the lung. Once they get to the bottom of the lung, they can be absorbed into the blood stream."

    Individuals who are concerned about breathing in polluted air may want to invest in a medical-grade product like the IQAir GC MultiGas. This home air purifier can clear the air of a wide variety of irritants and airborne particles that could otherwise be harmful. 

  • Pregnant women can manage asthma

    Asthma affects millions of people across the U.S., and it's not uncommon for the respiratory condition to plague women who are pregnant. These individuals have to determine how to manage medications and treatments while also caring for their unborn child, and a recent slew of tips regarding this difficult situation may prove to be helpful. 

    According to a recent study published in the Chest journal, there are several strategies pregnant women can employ when fighting asthma. One of the most significant actions can be as simple as staying in contact with a doctor. This allows women to find the best course of action for their situation and maintain an open dialog with professionals throughout pregnancy. 

    "With 1 in 8 pregnant women suffering from asthma, this research is telling us we need to improve management during pregnancy by finding new strategies to improve education and awareness," said Angelina Lim, the leader of the study, according to Futurity. "Poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy is hazardous for the health of the mother and the baby and has been associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight and preeclampsia." 

    Anyone dealing with asthma may be able to benefit from purchasing a home air purifier. These medical-grade devices, including options such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus, can be used to eliminate a wide variety of irritants from the air. This could result in a more comfortable indoor space that is beneficial to any inhabitant. 

  • Pregnant women can manage asthma

    Asthma affects millions of people across the U.S., and it's not uncommon for the respiratory condition to plague women who are pregnant. These individuals have to determine how to manage medications and treatments while also caring for their unborn child, and a recent slew of tips regarding this difficult situation may prove to be helpful. 

    According to a recent study published in the Chest journal, there are several strategies pregnant women can employ when fighting asthma. One of the most significant actions can be as simple as staying in contact with a doctor. This allows women to find the best course of action for their situation and maintain an open dialog with professionals throughout pregnancy. 

    "With 1 in 8 pregnant women suffering from asthma, this research is telling us we need to improve management during pregnancy by finding new strategies to improve education and awareness," said Angelina Lim, the leader of the study, according to Futurity. "Poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy is hazardous for the health of the mother and the baby and has been associated with an increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight and preeclampsia." 

    Anyone dealing with asthma may be able to benefit from purchasing a home air purifier. These medical-grade devices, including options such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus, can be used to eliminate a wide variety of irritants from the air. This could result in a more comfortable indoor space that is beneficial to any inhabitant. 

  • Don't stir up allergens during spring cleaning

    The end of winter is in sight - barely - which means people are looking forward to the start of spring. Of course, the launch of this season encourages many to conduct their annual spring cleaning. This intense scrubbing may leave some more comfortable in their homes, but for those with allergies, swirling up dust and irritants can do more harm than good. 

    Whether it is sweeping, dusting, remodeling, moving around furniture or anything else, typical spring cleaning activities stir up dust and other particles that have been lying dormant in hidden spaces around a home. Even the most diligent of cleaners may stumble across patches of dust, and with no surefire way to capture all of these irritants, there is a good chance some wind up circulating between rooms. For anyone with allergies or similar respiratory problems, these particles can do major damage. 

    Cleaning does not have to have annoying side effects. Individuals who invest in air purifiers such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus are able to clear the air of a wide variety of irritants throughout the year, saving time during spring cleaning sprees while also making it easier to breathe. 

  • Asthma medications can lead to other health problems

    Asthma treatments come in many different forms. For those individuals with severe respiratory problems, medications, such as steroids, can be a big help. However, these treatments may have some side effects that could interfere with everyday life. 

    According to a new study published in the journal Respiratory Medicine, people with severe asthma who use steroids to treat the condition are up to three times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than those who do not use the drug for asthma treatment. Previous research has linked steroid use to mood fluctuations and asthma to depression, Reuters Health reported. 

    "There's a well-established connection with asthma, as well as chronic illness in general, and higher reports of depression in the general population," Dr. Rebecca Hashim told Reuters Health. 

    Some individuals may have to turn to medications to find relief from asthma, but others could reap the benefits of home air purifiers. These medical-grade devices, especially versions such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus, can work to clear allergens and irritants out of the air. That creates a more hospitable indoor space for anyone with respiratory problems and may cut back on the need for other medications. 

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