Most people deal with seasonal allergies during the spring and summer when pollen is flying and grass is plentiful. But many people can also suffer from allergies during the winter months, always thinking they have a cold but really struggling to combat an environmental allergen. What causes winter allergies, and what can you do about them?
Winter allergies are most often caused by indoor allergens. Typically, indoor allergens are most likely to be one of the following:
Shortly after birth, newborns undergo a test that's known as a newborn hearing screen. The goal of this test is to recognize the potential for hearing loss in newborns, because early detection can help set the stage for intervention. One common cause of this hearing loss is a condition called auditory neuropathy. It affects the way that the nerves in the inner ear and the cochlea process sounds. If you have any reason to suspect that your child may have auditory neuropathy, it's in your best interest to find an audiologist as soon as possible.
The thyroid gland and the hormones it produces are critical to your body's proper function. Low thyroid can lead to weight gain, feeling cold all the time, and being fatigued; high thyroid can lead to anxiety, trouble sleeping and rapid heartbeat. The American Thyroid Association notes that 12 percent of Americans will develop a thyroid disorder at some point during their lives, and about 20 million people currently suffer from a thyroid-related disorder.