Apparently too much air conditioning can be a bad thing. According to Read and Digest Health, reliance on air conditioning for long periods of time can cause damaging effects ranging from annoying to dangerous. These include dehydration, allergies, lethargy and headaches. In addition, serious ailments such as respiratory problems can be caused by air conditioned spaces. Maybe even Legionnaires’ disease, which is a form of irregular pneumonia caused by any type of Legionella bacteria.
People who spend a lot of time in places that are air-conditioned tend to crop up much more upper respiratory symptoms in the eyes, nose, and throat compared to those who spend time in non-air-conditioned places. The symptoms commonly included are a nasal blockage, a dry throat, or even rhinitis. A surprising study claims that 28 percent of those in air-conditioned buildings experienced rhinitis compared to just 5 percent in naturally ventilated buildings. About 35 percent of people in air-conditioned spaces had nasal blockage against just 9 percent in buildings that had natural ventilation. This is indeed another alarming reason why you should take it easy on the use of air conditioning.
Not convinced? Another study shows that too much cooling can cause high blood pressure. Who knew?
According to Mens-Fitness-and-Health, the temperature in which we live can definitely affect our blood pressure and our overall health.
This is directly linked to the small arteries in our skin constricting to avoid loss of body heat. In turn, this creates a resistance of blood flow and heightened blood pressure.
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An AC can be a life saver when battling high heat and humidity especially when you don’t have a pool that you can jump into. However, it’s good to recognize the negatives of turning on an air conditioner as well.