Allergies Worsen as Climate Steadily Changes
Alergy season is starting to get worse for many allergy sufferers due to changes in the climate. According to Grist, with more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, both the production of pollen and plant growth have increased, leading to more frustration and problems for those who are allergic. Dr. Shah, an Ohio allergy doctor, recommends coming in for testing if you are experiencing allergic reactions.
But why are your allergies worse this year? The shift in the climate is also creating longer growing seasons, resulting in allergens remaining present for an extended period of time. Pollen from trees is showing up two weeks earlier in the spring, and ragweed pollen is sticking around for up to four weeks longer in the fall. With the steady increase, some scientists are projecting pollen counts to double by as early as 2040. According to USA Today, ragweed allergies saw an increase of 15% from 2005 to 2009, resulting in doctors across the country seeing more patients complaining of allergies.
Premier Allergy & Asthma offers a variety of options to test for allergies from traditional allergy shots to needles free testing. We have eight convenient locations in the Columbus, Ohio area. Contact us today to set up an appointment or call our office at (614) 328-9927 for more information!