Reducing Stress Affects Allergies
Mar 04, 2009 04:09PM
Allergic reactions are the fifth most common chronic disease in America; medical costs to treat them can reach $3.4 billion a year. Researchers hope that the results of the new study will alert practitioners and patients to the adverse effects of stress, which may seemingly resolve within minutes or hours after an attack, only to unexpectedly reappear the next day. Learning to manage psychological stress should have a positive effect on the immune system and help keep allergies under control.