Article submitted by Dan Paulter:
urticaria & smoking
As a smoker I’d heard it all, you know how it goes, the lectures from the government, the disappointing looks from family and friends. But that didn’t bother me at the time, in fact it just got on my nerves if I’m honest.
The problem was I also suffered with chronic idiopathic urticaria which was growing progressively worse by the year. I’m sure your already quite aware of the bad press smoking gets, especially if your a smoker, and lets be honest we all know smoking is bad for us.
Smoking can actually be bad for sufferers of urticaria
But did you know that smoking can actually be bad for sufferers of uticria, you might be surprised to know that smoking can have a triggering effect on those suffering with urticaria not to mention other allergies.
Yes it’s true I’m afraid, smoking cigarettes increases the probability of developing chronic urticaria. Why?, Inhaling cigarette smoke and nicotine creates excess free radicals in the blood stream. While we all have these free radicals harmlessly floating about or bodies, excessive amounts can and will disrupt the bodies own immune system leading to or triggering auto-immune disorders such as urticaria, angioedema and even rheumatoid arthritis.
Giving up smoking won’t necessarily cure your urticaria
So will giving up smoking stop your uticaria attacks?, probably not, at least not on it’s own but it’s a start. What you need is a natural way of defending your bodies immunity from these excess free radicals and other environmental toxins.
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