Do spring allergies already have your eyes watering and your nose running? New studies suggest that seasonal allergies can also affect you psychologically, and leave you with a greater risk of developing depression.
Allergies can have tremendous physical affects on sufferers. Whether it’s fatigue, sleepless nights, headaches, or congestion, the physical toll that allergies take on a person makes them twice as likely to suffer from depression than a person without allergies. Studies show that allergic reactions release cytokines in the body, which causes inflammation and also reduces levels of serotonin, which helps maintain a feeling of well-being.
Here are tips on how to keep your allergies under control this spring:
Source: New York Times