Lifestyle and allergic disorders25 Nov 2020
Over the last 60 years, the extent of increase in the incidence of allergic disorders is overwhelming, which is only going to continue rising in future. This allergic disease burden is not only because of exposure to allergens but also the way we have chosen to live. Primary hygiene and excessive sanitisation, furnishing of home, time spent on-screen, and dietary modifications have led to secondary complications.45 A few lifestyle recommendations that may help prevent any allergic disorders are given below -
- Increase time spent outdoors
- Take up outdoor activity or physical exercise
- Spend more time in the sun for vitamin D
- Include healthy dietary habits
- Yoga exercises
Yogic breathing techniques are also known to have non-pharmacological supportive role in the management of asthma and related disorders. However, it should be made clear to the patients and respective family that yoga only has an adjunctive role and cannot not replace pharmacotherapy.