Frequently Asked Questions
What is the connection between allergic rhinitis and sinusitis?
Sinusitis refers to the swelling or inflammation of the sinus mucous membrane. This swelling causes the sinus openings that normally drain mucous to be blocked. Mucous then stagnates, causing facial pain and headaches besides attracting infection.
Sinusitis will almost always happen after rhinitis and rarely occurs alone. As the nasal and sinus passages are so closely interrelated, otolaryngologists now refer to sinusitis as rhinosinusitis.
I started with a nose allergy which has gotten worse in recent years. Just breathing has become a problem. What is happening?
Nasal allergies constitute a chronic inflammatory condition of the nose. As the nose and the lungs belong to “one airway”, uncontrolled inflammatory reactions in the nose will eventually affect the lungs.
A 23-year-long study reported in Allergy & Asthma Proceedings 2002 confirms that one in every three people with uncontrolled allergic rhinitis goes on to develop asthma. As asthma ranks as one of the top five most expensive conditions in the world to treat, early recognition and treatment of allergic rhinitis and rhinosinusitis presents a valuable opportunity to reduce the prevalence and severity of asthma.
How does astragalus help against allergies?
Astragalus helps prevent the onset of allergies by modulating imbalances in the immune system which lead to allergies. With astragalus, the immune system is directed to normal response besides acquiring a memory against the allergen so that it can be efficiently dealt with upon future encounters.
How soon can I expect results?
The clinical study has shown that 70% of the patients with nasal allergies have an improvement after taking astragalus for 2 months.
Can I take NuvaLectranal™ when I am pregnant or breast-feeding?
NuvaLectranal™ is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding ladies.
What is the recommended dosage?
Recommended dosage for adult and children over 12 years old:
Take ONE capsule TWICE daily, on an empty stomach or half an hour before meals.
For the first few weeks, you may still require your usual allergy medications just to ease symptoms as it will take time for NuvaLectranal™ to work. Over time, you will find that the allergies will not appear as often nor as severely hence not requiring the use of medicines. You may also find that you do not have to rely so much on your existing medication.
How long do I need to take NuvaLectranal™ for?
NuvaLectranal™ has a good safety record. Patients can take NuvaLectranal™ for as long as they wish, to relieve symptoms of runny and itchy nose, watery and itchy eyes.