Red Carpets to Runways: All the Gold Dresses You Need To Check Out Before the Ball of Arabia

Red Carpets to Runways: All the Gold Dresses You Need To Check Out Before the Ball of Arabia

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This December, Vogue Arabia lights up the city of Dubai with its second edition of the Ball of Arabia. Falling on the same month as the nation’s 50th National Day, the gala is all set to pay homage to the UAE and its rich history with an all-gold theme. Co-chaired by Ingie Chalhoub, Huda and Mona Kattan, Mona Zaki and Zuhair Murad, the evening will also see our guest list walking in wearing a line-up of stunning gold ensembles by Arab’s favorite designers. Because after all, in a world where it only takes one dress to impress, what better way to own the crowd than with a timeless piece that is alluring enough so as to not need any accessories?
Marilyn Monroe in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, 1953. Photo: Instagram.com
‘The Golden Dress’ made its way through the most iconic moments in history, starting from the Marilyn Monroe’s iconic sunburst pleated gold lamé halter neck gown, and moving on to Elizabeth Taylor in a golden gown draped with the rich history of the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, (a role Taylor played in 1963), and of course, Cher at the 55th Academy Awards, who stunned in an eye-catching white and gold, wholly sheer gown. Over the years, the iconic golden dress has also been reinvented by the likes of Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Gigi Hadid and many more on numerous red carpets around the world.
Nicole Kidman at the Academy Awards, 2000. Photo: Instagram.com
More recently, a memorable moment came via Milan Fashion Week 2018, where supermodels Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Helen Christensen took over the Versace show in liquid gold cocktail party dresses, paying tribute to the one and only Gianni Versace.
There no doubt that gold is back in every shape and form, as seen in the FW 2021 couture runway presentations—we saw Schiaparelli’s fully ruffled gold wings, and Valentinos’ short sleeved sequin number, and Zuhair Murad’s embellished creation, all serving major inspiration for the festive season.
Zuhair Murad
Gold doesn’t stop at couture, and has also made its way into the ready-to-wear collections of Alberta Ferretti, who used the look in her FW 2021 collection, elevating it with fringes and embroidered golden pieces as a go-to. Likewise, Michael Kors, Burberry, and Rodarte added gold statement pieces to their lines too. While gold has evidently given life to the most significant moments in fashion, the regal color will continue to reign with its timeless hue on runways and beyond. If you plan on celebrating the Ball of Arabia with us virtually, here’s all the gold dressing inspiration you’ll need!
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra, 1963
Cher at the Academy Awards, 1983.
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Gigi Hadid, 2017
Anne Hathaway at Met Gala 2015. Photo: Instagram.com
Alberta Ferretti
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Michael Kors
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Nissan’s All-Electric Ariya Single Seater Concept Looks Like a Formula E Racer From the Future

Nissan’s All-Electric Ariya Single Seater Concept Looks Like a Formula E Racer From the Future

Nissan may not be the first name that leaps to mind when you think of outrageous automotive designs, but the marque’s latest prototype may just change that.

The Japanese automaker unveiled the Ariya Single Seater Concept on Thursday, capping off a week spent celebrating its new commitment to electrification. And even though the battery-powered speed machine may look like something from the future, it’s actually based on the Ariya crossover SUV that will launch here next year.

As the moniker makes clear, Nissan’s new concept is a one-seater. It’s not a configuration you see away from the track, so it makes sense that the prototype is basically a Formula E race car. Nissan knows a thing or two about the competition, having been a participant since 2018. Like those racers, the Ariya is long, wide, low to the ground and even has a safety halo device shielding the cockpit. It also showcases a dramatic aerodynamic package, with large fenders, sharp lines and a prominent rear wing all combining to give it a shape similar to that of an arrowhead.

Imagine taking the all-electric powertrain from the Nissan Ariya and placing it into a lightweight, single-seater motorsport-inspired package.Well, guess what…we’ve done just that.Introducing the Ariya Single Seater Concept!Learn more: https://t.co/7nYy8Skge9#NissanAriya pic.twitter.com/U2AtfiUYYT
— Nissan Motor (@NissanMotor) December 2, 2021

Despite all these track-style flourishes, the concept shares several features with the Ariya crossover. There’s an illuminated “V” grille at front, as well as the same black and gold color scheme. Surprisingly, the race car also has the same powertrain as the SUV. Nissan didn’t provide specs for the concept, but the series-production Ariya has a dual-motor setup that will generate a maximum of 389 hp and 443 ft lbs of torque.
“We are now drawing inspiration from the Japanese words shun, meaning to run fast and effortlessly, and sho, meaning to soar with power and grace,” Alfonso Albaisa, the company’s senior VP of global design, said in a statement. “The Ariya Single Seater Concept is the perfect expression of this new language. Leveraging the Ariya’s EV powertrain in a motorsports-inspired package allowed our international team to capture this new sense of speed, technology and artistry.”

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The Ariya Single Seater is one of five battery-powered prototypes Nissan has unveiled this week, including the Surf-Out pickup truck and Max-Out roadster. The new concepts are part of the automaker’s plan to invest a whopping $17.6 billion in EV development over the next five years. So far, that commitment appears to have provided a bolt of inspiration—at least to the design department.
Check out more images of the Ariya Single Seater Concept below:

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The Supreme Court Abortion Case Started This Week

The Supreme Court Abortion Case Started This Week

This week, the highest court in the U.S. began hearing arguments in a pivotal case on abortion rights. The Mississippi abortion case, which opened on Wednesday, is being described as the greatest threat to reproductive freedom in a generation because it has the potential to overwrite previous rulings that enshrined a person’s right to abortion—namely, the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the U.S.In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi state lawyers are aiming to have a statewide ban on abortion after 15 weeks upheld. The law is considered unconstitutional by many and letting the ban stand would directly undermine Roe, which guarantees a person’s right to end a pregnancy before the fetus reaches viability—when it’s developed enough to survive outside of the womb. (At that point, the logic goes, the potential life of the unborn baby becomes of interest to the state and not just the parent carrying the child, so a state can enact restrictions.) The current general consensus is that viability occurs around 23 weeks, the New York Times reports. While the viability cutoff is imperfect—many criticize it as arbitrary and illogical, and the exact number of weeks has evolved with medical technology, as the New York Times reports—the Court has historically upheld this core tenet of Roe. In another landmark abortion case that is being challenged by Dobbs, 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the Court reaffirmed Roe and declared that that “a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to terminate her pregnancy before viability,” as Vox explains. The ruling also established that laws could not place an “undue burden” on someone seeking a pre-viable abortion.The Mississippi abortion case before the Supreme Court is full of legal complexities—and abortion law in the U.S. is generally convoluted and disjointed—but the essential issue at stake in Dobbs is “whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional,” according to the SCOTUSblog. In other words, whether the Court will allow states to ban abortion many weeks before a fetus could live outside the womb. Should the Court uphold Mississippi’s state law banning abortion after 15 weeks, it would effectively overrule the right to pre-viable abortion first guaranteed by Roe and then upheld by Casey. Roe could be explicitly overturned in the Court’s ruling. But it’s also possible the decision could let Roe and the constitutional right to an abortion technically stand, in name only, while indirectly gutting abortion rights and/or access through legal maneuvering and/or onerous restrictions, as Vox explains. Lawyers for Mississippi have already proposed backup arguments that would let the Mississippi law stand without completely overruling Roe, the Times reports. Either result would effectively reset abortion law and legal precedent in the U.S. and open the door for other Republican states to impose greater restrictions on abortion. Many legal experts and reproductive health advocates predict that the Court will indeed uphold the Mississippi ban, as CNN reports, resulting in an explicit or de facto overturning of Roe. That outcome is very possible, if not highly likely, given the current makeup of the Court, in which the six conservative judges hold a supermajority. In addition to the conservative majority’s ideological leanings and previous rulings regarding abortion, there is the fact that in September the Court declined to block a Texas state law banning abortions after six weeks, as SELF reported. As constitutional law expert and Supreme Court correspondent for Vox Ian Millhiser wrote, “There is every reason to believe that Dobbs ends disastrously for abortion rights.” We may have to wait a while for a ruling, however, which CNN reports may not be handed down until summer 2022. Related:

Only 3 Bugatti EB 112 Saloons Were Made in the Mid-’90s. Now One Is Up for Sale.

Only 3 Bugatti EB 112 Saloons Were Made in the Mid-’90s. Now One Is Up for Sale.

A forgotten relic from Bugatti’s long and winding past has returned to remind collectors that the marque wasn’t always about supercars.

An ultra-rare example of the automaker’s EB 112 sedan (yes, a sedan) from the mid-1990s was just listed for sale by exotic car dealer Schaltkulisse. It is one of only three prototypes ever built by the automaker, making it one of the most exclusive models in its history.

The EB 112 dates back to a very strange period in the marque’s history—after it was revived by Italian business man Roman Artioli in 1987 and before it was acquired by Volkswagen Auto Group (which recently merged it with Rimac) in 1998. With the EB 110 GT already in production, Artioli wanted to add a four-door model to the lineup. So, he commissioned Giorgetto Giugiaro to design a saloon heavily inspired by Bugatti’s rich heritage. The EB 112 would make its debut at the 1993 Geneva Motor Show but would never go into production, with only a trio of prototypes ever seeing the light of day.

Bugatti EB 112 prototype and a pair of EB 110 GTs 

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This particular example, chassis no. 39002, is the second of those prototypes, and seems to represent a stylistic halfway point between the EB 110 GT and Volkswagen AG’s first Bugatti, the Veyron (which was also designed by Giugiaro). It features a curvaceous shape reminiscent of the Type 57 SC Atlantic with a sporty fastback profile. Up front, you’ll find an earlier iteration of the company’s iconic horseshoe grille.
The interior of the EB 112 looks similar to the one that would eventually feature in the Veyron. A metal plate covers the cockpit’s gauge cluster, as well as the center console, which features climate control and audio systems (the latter has a period-appropriate CD player). The biggest difference, by far, is the rear of the cabin. There you’ll find two large seats with a center divider between. Because the divider pulls up, you can likely fit three in the back comfortably when it’s down. As in the front, the seats are covered in sumptuous black leather.

Inside the EB 112 prototype 

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If EB 112 looks unique from the outside, a more familiar sight lurks under the hood—a Volkswagen-sourced 6.0-liter V-12. Mated to a five-speed manual transmission which sends power to all four wheels, the mill can produce up to 450 hp, 479 ft lbs of torque and can push the saloon from zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. Not bad for a car that has room for the whole family. This particular example, which was ordered in 1993 but not delivered until 2000, has just 2,423 miles on the odometer and has only been owned by one person, which is why it looks to be in such good shape.

So how much will such a rare Bugatti set you back? Schaltkulisse has conveniently left that info off the sales listing for the car, but you can reach out to the dealer for a quote. Considering the four-door’s rarity and the fact that it would’ve carried a seven-figure sticker price had it gone into production, we’d be willing to guess the German dealership is asking a whole lot.
Check out more photos of the EB 112 prototype below:

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Edie Falco Shares the Jarring Moment That Made Her Get Sober

Edie Falco Shares the Jarring Moment That Made Her Get Sober

Edie Falco is opening up about the moment that made her get sober. The actor, now 58, told The Guardian that she drank alcohol heavily for years. Then one morning when she was 29, she woke up after a night of drinking and realized she’d left the front door to her home open. After that, she knew she couldn’t drink anymore.The Impeachment: American Crime Story star said she first discovered drinking as a way to overcome her intense shyness. “I was a non-drinker for years, then I had my first drink at college and I found nirvana,” she explained. “It was the answer to all my problems, and the cause of all my other problems.”She also said alcohol was her primary substance, but not because she wasn’t interested in others: “Only because I didn’t have any money. I was a big fan of cocaine if it was around, but I could never afford any, and marijuana just gave me anxiety.”Her dependence on alcohol extended itself into multiple realms of her life. For instance, she tried to convince herself she was better at her job when hungover. She also evaluated her romantic partners based on their drinking habits. “I’d wait to hear how quickly they’d mention alcohol, and that’s how I knew they were the next guy,” she explained. In the interview, Falco also meditated on the fact that one of her best-known roles is as the main character in the comedy series Nurse Jackie. That character is addicted (to prescription drugs, specifically). Falco says she wasn’t involved in the decision for Jackie to have a substance use disorder. “That stuff’s way too close to me, and I had a hard time with the idea of a comedy about addiction,” she said. But—potential spoiler to follow—she did voice her opinion about how the show would end, she said: “I said to them, ‘If the last season isn’t about her going to meetings and getting help, she has to be dead at the end, so people know what it’s like.’”That echoes what she told NPR in 2014 about why she was drawn to characters like Nurse Jackie. “The addiction piece, I have to say, is a huge part of my life. Not just my own, but that of many people I love. The helplessness around that, and learning to deal with that, and all the various 12-step programs I’ve been a part of over the years, and how much they’ve helped me, and how hard it is to love somebody who is going through that and remain distant enough to not let it crush you each time,” she said at the time. “All that stuff is of tremendous interest to me.”Related:

Here’s How Sandra Bullock Coped With PTSD After a Home Invasion

Here’s How Sandra Bullock Coped With PTSD After a Home Invasion

Actor Sandra Bullock joined Red Table Talk on Wednesday and explained that she’s still dealing with the mental health repercussions of a 2014 home invasion. “I didn’t realize what PTSD was,” she said.Bullock recounted the details of the break-in. “It was the one night [my son] Louis wasn’t with me,” Bullock shared about the incident on Red Table Talk. “It was the one night that our nanny goes, ‘Let me just take him to my apartment,’ which is up the street. And I went, had he been home, I wouldn’t have run to the closet—which is now my official closet, but it was his bedroom—and it would have changed our destiny forever.” Bullock, now 57, called the police from the room, and Joshua James Corbett was arrested inside of her house. In 2017 he was convicted of breaking into Bullock’s home. The following year, Corbett took his own life during a five-hour standoff when police attempted to serve a search warrant related to the home invasion case and eventually called in a SWAT team. “The system failed him,” Bullock said.Understandably, the home invasion left the actor rattled. “I wasn’t the same after that. I was unraveling,” she said.Her reaction to the event surprised even her. “It was the oddest thing. I would look left out of a car, not right, I would look left, and I would start sobbing,” she said. It made her concerned about what her son would absorb from her ongoing struggles. “I thought to myself, I’m a single parent, and this child is going to absorb nothing but fear and trauma and shame from me in the most pivotal times of his life, and I was like, I don’t want to drop that load of baggage onto my beautiful child.”Her concern for her son ultimately made her seek help. “So I discovered something called EMDR, which was the most healing,” she said. But that didn’t mean it was easy to start: “I was so scared to do it.”Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of therapy that was originally developed for post-traumatic stress disorder in 1987. According to the American Psychological Association, a clinician takes a history to understand which memories, triggers, or goals are important for the patient and then explains what they can expect from the process. During the actual EMDR process, a patient will be asked to focus on a triggering memory, and the therapist will initiate bilateral left-right stimulation (for example, tones alternating in the patient’s ears, tapping on either side of the body, or tracking a light or finger with your eyes). As SELF previously reported, it’s not yet clear exactly how this process may help people work through issues like PTSD, but one theory is that this type of multitasking affects how your mind remembers triggering events.In Bullock’s case, she had paddles that vibrated as she recalled the home invasion. “I had the paddles and it is literally the therapist going, ‘Start where you first find yourself in the house,’ and I was like, ‘Well, I was in the closet and I heard him banging on the door,’” she recounted. “And then he said, ‘Okay, hold that feeling,’ and then he started vibrating the paddles. And the paddles were inconsistent. So in your mind’s eye—your eyes are closed—I was going back and forth mentally to wherever the paddle was vibrating.”

Jacquemus’ Latest Pop-up Operates 24 Hours a Day Like a Vending Machine

Jacquemus’ Latest Pop-up Operates 24 Hours a Day Like a Vending Machine

PROPAGATING PINK: If you don’t like pink, enter the Jacquemus 24/24 pop-up at your own risk. But if you do, the French designer’s two-day Parisian retail space is the place to get your fix — day or night.
Like the Pink 2 holiday capsule launched on Tuesday, the store was unveiled with the question “do you still like pink?” and a glowing neon spells out “Jacquemus 24/24” on the bright pink façade of its 16 Rue de Richelieu location in Paris’ 1st arrondissement.
Inspired by automated convenience stores, the pop-up marking the launch of the Bambino Long bag will operate 24 hours a day, starting on Friday at 10 a.m. and running until Dec. 5 at midnight.
To achieve this, the 355-square-foot space has been filled with 90 automated lockers, with a digital screen serving as till and catalogue.

Up for grabs are the bag itself — in pink, of course — as well as a selection from the Pink 2 capsule collection, including bucket hats, scarves and the Rond Carré candle, a collaboration with Belgian artist Ann Vincent available in very limited quantities.
After completing the credit card-only transaction, customers receive a locker number and the code to unlock the door to get their prize. Behind the scenes, regular refills will ensure items remain available for the duration of the pop-up.
All products in the pop-up are also sold on the official Jacquemus e-commerce site — but where’s the fun in that?
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Bottling Up Sunshine: Jacquemus Said in Beauty Deal With Puig
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10 Subtle Signs of Type 2 Diabetes You  Shouldn’t Ignore

10 Subtle Signs of Type 2 Diabetes You  Shouldn’t Ignore

People of certain races, including African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Americans are also more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, although experts don’t fully understand all the reasons for this elevated risk.What are the signs of type 2 diabetes?Some signs of type 2 diabetes can be subtle, because the condition tends to develop slowly over time compared to type 1 diabetes, per the NIDDK. In fact, it may take several years for symptoms to pop up, so you may not realize you have the disease until it causes certain complications, like heart issues or blurry vision.While having just one on this list isn’t a surefire indicator of the condition, pay attention to whether you’re experiencing several of these, Hien Tran, M.D., an endocrinologist with Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, tells SELF. Simply having a dry mouth on its own may not be enough to prompt a doctor’s appointment, for example, but if that sign is paired with other symptoms on this list and you also have any of the risk factors mentioned above, it may be worth getting checked out.Now, here are the type 2 diabetes symptoms to keep on your radar:1. You’re drinking a lot of water… and need to pee all the time.Having too much sugar in the blood is tough on the kidneys since those organs are responsible for processing that excess glucose, according to the Mayo Clinic. As a result, they work overtime to eliminate it from the body. As your body loses fluids, you may feel the signs of dehydration creeping in. So, you drink more fluids to make up for it, and the cycle of constantly peeing continues. That’s why frequent urination and increased thirst tend to be the two most common type 2 diabetes symptoms, particularly in the early stages.2. And you need to pee, like, right now.Despite peeing more often, you may also experience the strong need to go but very little—if any—comes out when you do, which is known as “urgency incontinence,” per the NIDDK. Although this is also a big head’s up that you might have a urinary tract infection, especially for people with vaginas, it’s also common with type 2 diabetes.3. Your mouth feels super dry.As we mentioned, when you pee more often, your chances of getting dehydrated go up, which will often kickstart your thirst response. With type 2 diabetes, the excess glucose in your system also takes fluid out of your tissues, making that thirst more ferocious. That can be exacerbated by having a dry mouth, and the feeling that you simply can’t drink enough water or other fluids to switch off that thirsty feeling.Dry mouth is characterized by feeling a lack of saliva often or most of the time, a dry, rough tongue, pain in the mouth, cracked lips, mouth sores or infections, and problems with chewing, swallowing, or even talking, per the NIDDK. Because of this, dry mouth can raise your risk for certain dental problems, like tooth decay and gum disease.4. You have weird changes in your vision.People with diabetes can also develop diabetic retinopathy, which is a condition that can cause damage to the retina (the thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside surface of the back of your eyes) over time, according to the American Optometric Association. That’s because excess blood glucose damages all of the tiny blood vessels in your body, including those in your eyes. This is a problem because the eyes’ blood vessels will then break and leak fluids, resulting in complications like cloudy or blurry vision or difficulty focusing.If type 2 diabetes goes untreated, new blood vessels may form in your retina as a response—but because they’re so fresh, they’re more prone to leaking as well, causing the eye tissue to swell. Over time, if type 2 diabetes continues to go untreated, your risk of vision loss goes up.5. You can’t satisfy your hunger.Even if you have a big meal, you might walk away feeling hungry, the Mayo Clinic says. That’s because insulin resistance is preventing glucose from reaching your cells to give you the much-needed energy boost that food provides—so your brain and muscles keep sending hunger signals as a result.6. You feel tired (and cranky!) all the time.The blood sugar spike you experience after eating can cause major fatigue because the glucose isn’t being processed effectively in your body. Dehydration can also make you feel tired, the Mayo Clinic says, and so can trouble sleeping if your symptoms (like dry mouth or constantly needing to pee) are causing discomfort.

Girard-Perregaux Creates Enamel “Eternity’ Editions

Girard-Perregaux Creates Enamel “Eternity’ Editions

Girard-Perregaux updates its sporty steel Laureato with two grand feu enamel dials to create the Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition.
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition, showing green grand feu enamel dial.
The new glossy blue and green dial colors nicely complement the Laureato’s signature brushed and polished steel case and bracelet, a combination new for Girard-Perregaux when it debuted the first Laureato collection in 1975. At the time, integrated steel bracelet watches were novel among luxury watchmakers.
The Girard-Perregaux Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition, blue enamel dial model.
The new Laureato 42mm Eternity Edition joins other Eternity models, including those within the brand’s La Esmeralda Tourbillon and Cat’s Eye collections. All the new Eternity models are meant to celebrate Girard-Perregaux’s 230th anniversary.
The Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda Tourbillon “A Secret” Eternity Edition, which will be sold in seven different color enamel dials.
“With our Eternity Editions, much like the Infinity Editions that preceded them in 2020, we wanted to produce a limited number of watches that showcase our expertise for the enjoyment of generations to come,’ says Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard-Perregaux.
The Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Eternity Edition.
Girard-Perregaux makes the grand feu enamel dials at its in-house facility using a time-honored high-temperature firing process. Artisans mix metallic powders that they then dust onto the dial and fire in an 800-degree Celsius oven. This process is repeated up to ten times to achieve the desired glossy appearance.
Girard-Perregaux explains that flawless grand feu enamel dials will look new and brilliant for generations, hence their use for the new Eternity Editions.
The watchmaker’s artisans add a final guilloché sunray motif to the new dials to enhance its brilliance when seen in light. Note that the watch’s date display features white numerals on a dial-color disc, a feature that Girard-Perregaux says follows long-time “horological etiquette.”
Inside, the watchmaker places its excellent GP01800 automatic caliber with a pink gold oscillating weight and Côtes de Genève on the bridges. The movement also shines with hand-beveled edges, mirror-polished screws, circular graining on the main plate and engraved gilded text.
The Girard-Perregaux is making 188 of each of the blue or green-dialed Laureato 42mm Eternity Editions. Middle East retailer Seddiqi will sell both versions during December. After January 1, 2022, Girard-Perregaux will offer the watches globally through its retailers and on its e-commerce site. Price: CHF 13,460.

Could Your Allergies Actually Be Causing a Type of Asthma?

Could Your Allergies Actually Be Causing a Type of Asthma?

If you live with asthma, you probably know your personal triggers (looking at you, Rover), but if you don’t, it’s easy to think of asthma as a single condition. While it’s true that what’s happening in the lungs is the same no matter what type of asthma you have, asthma is actually an umbrella terms for a number of specific diagnoses.1“The different types of asthma are linked to the trigger,” Neeta Ogden, M.D., an asthma specialist and immunologist in New York City, tells SELF. “Some people have allergic asthma, for example. It occurs when they’re exposed to their allergy triggers, such as spring pollen or fall ragweed,” she explains. For others, asthma is a year-round condition that isn’t necessarily tied to just one allergic trigger, but may flare during times of stress or extreme weather.However, the different types of asthma all follow the same general process. Your airways—the tubes that extend between your nose and mouth to your lungs—get inflamed in response to triggers, and the swelling can cause the surrounding muscles to tighten, restricting the amount of air you’re able to take in. Your airways may also create more mucus than they usually do, making it even harder to breathe, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.So, what are the different types of asthma?Although they all have that same overarching M.O., they can each flare up for different reasons. Here are a few surprising types of asthma to keep on your radar:Allergic asthmaAlthough asthma can be triggered by any number of things, allergies are the most common. According to a study published in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology,2 75% of adults with asthma between the ages of 20 to 40 have at least one allergy. With allergy-induced asthma, your symptoms are most often triggered by inhaling allergens like dust mites, pet dander, mold, or pollen.With allergic asthma, you may be able to reduce your lung’s reaction to allergens with immunotherapy, most commonly known as allergy shots. This involves exposing your body to the allergen in incrementally higher doses to desensitize your immune system, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI).Non-allergic asthmaUnsurprisingly, this type of asthma is triggered by things other than allergies, which can include extreme weather, exercise, respiratory infections, and stress. Other possible triggers include irritants in the air, like smoke, and certain medications and food additives, such as sulfites, which are food preservatives, according to the Cleveland Clinic.This type of asthma can be a bit more challenging to diagnose, since triggers aren’t as obvious, but you’ll likely still be referred to an allergist to rule out allergic triggers first, per the ACAAI.Exercise-induced asthmaIt’s one thing to have so-called “regular” asthma and find yourself huffing and puffing your way through spin class. But if you struggle with asthma only during any other heart-thumping aerobic exercise, you may have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, which is just a fancy way to say exercise-induced asthma, according to the ACAAI. That’s especially true if your asthma symptoms kick in within a few minutes after you start exercising and continue for 10 or 15 minutes after you finish your workout.

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