How Does the Weather Affect Your Health?
We talk about the weather when we don't have much else to chat about: "Nice day, isn't it?" "Aren't you sick of this rain?" The weather has more to do with your health than you might realize. Learn more about the weather and you by taking this quiz.
4. Seasonal hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is a common cause of allergy symptoms. What brings on nonallergic rhinitis?
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Unlike allergic rhinitis, which is triggered by the body’s natural defense against allergens, the cause of nonallergic rhinitis isn’t known. Eating, drinking alcohol, exercising, and being in the cold are the most common triggers of nonallergic, or vasomotor, rhinitis. Regardless of the specific cause, the symptoms are the same: runny nose, stuffy nose, postnasal drip, and sneezing.
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