Two in five men have encountered romantic problems because of seasonal allergies
A new study released today deals with the impact that seasonal allergies have on the lives of those who suffer from them. The research was conducted by allergy relief company AllergEase in the form of a survey that asked allergy sufferers questions about their experiences. In order to get accurate data, the survey was conducted right in the middle of allergy season.
It seems that seasonal allergies take the biggest toll on exercise, with four out of five respondents saying that their workout regimen suffered when they had allergy symptoms. The report said that allergy sufferers either struggled with decreased performance or just scaled back their regimens due to the symptoms.
The social lives of those who suffer from allergies can also become damaged. The study reported that almost 45 percent of those with allergies have canceled social plans because of symptoms. A third of the respondents have also had a special occasion ruined because of their allergies.
Men who responded to the survey seemed to be hit particularly hard by seasonal allergies, both at work and in their personal lives. Nearly 50 percent of respondents said that their work lives were impacted negatively during the height of the season. Two in five males who responded to the survey said that their love life had suffered because of allergies.
But the difficult spring season doesn't just plague men. Twenty-two percent of women who responded to the survey said that respiratory problems had caused them to "slack off while taking care of their kids".
The survey puts the severity of seasonal allergies into context, and brings to light just how much the lives of everyone who suffers from this problem is affected. Those who are interested in all of the findings of the study can look at this infographic for the full results.
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