Spring is here in the southern hemisphere...
... daffodils are out, the sun shines brighter and we hear the sound of newborn animals but that also means allergy season is rife.
Heavy rain and wind during spring can make allergies worse, the combination of pollen, moisture, and changes in air pressure leads to the bursting of pollen grains.
This creates much smaller particles carrying the allergens that can be inhaled deep into the lungs.
It’s well documented that disordered breathing, especially over-breathing, increases circulating histamine levels in the blood. This acts as a trigger to asthma and allergies and makes sensitivity worse. If you tend to over breathe this may predispose you to allergies or wheezing.
So ensure daily practice of your good breathing techniques.
There are many other factors that help if you have allergies:
- Try to detect your allergen
We know that if we are run down and tired we are more susceptible to reacting to whatever our allergy is. Get plenty of sleep and eat regularly.
- Take medications as prescribed.
- Breathe well to maintain health and a strong immune system, avoid over production of histamine.
- Exercise for the above reasons.
- Plus maintain a low allergy environment
Our BradCliff® network of physios is an excellent go to for a breathing session.
A shout out and a reminder! Tickets selling now for Breathe 2022's first online workshop!
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) with Dr James Hull
8-9am Friday 7 October (London time)
Join us as Breathe 2022 presents Dr James Hull PhD, FRCP, FACSM (Consultant Respiratory Physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital) providing insight into the role and value of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET). This test uses specialist equipment to assess an individual’s breathing and heart response to exercise.
James is co-editor of 'Complete Guide to Respiratory Care in Athletes', and is clinical lead for the RBH unexplained breathlessness service. He has a specialist interest in the diagnosis of dysfunctional breathing, working with physiotherapy colleagues to develop the Brompton Breathing Pattern Assessment Tool (BPAT).
This workshop will provide insight regarding the role and value of cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) in assessing patients' breathing.
Join us for an hour workshop with question time, 8-9am Friday 7 October - London time (8-9pm NZ, 6-7pm Sydney, Australia).
One not to be missed!
Bradcliff Method Level 1 - ONLINE 24 Oct - 3 Dec 2022
8 week online course: 2 weeks of pre reading, 6 weeks of online content - only offered to physiotherapists and respiratory therapists.
This evidence based programme, founded by world renowned leaders in dysfunctional breathing, will introduce you to the concepts of breathing dysfunction.
Early bird closes 26 Sep.