What are allergies? 

Allergies are common immune system reactions to substances that are typically harmless to most people. While allergies may seem like a minor inconvenience, they can significantly impact your quality of life if left untreated. Allergies can cause things like sinus headaches, which can make it difficult for one to concentrate.

Allergens can vary widely, but some of the most common ones include pollen, dust mites, mold spores, certain medications, certain foods, and insect stings. However, with proper management, people with allergies can lead a healthy and normal life by learning how to effectively control one’s symptoms.

How do we treat allergies?

If you’ve never undergone allergy testing, the allergist might suggest conducting tests to pinpoint the specific allergens responsible for your symptoms. Typical examinations involve skin prick tests or blood tests, which aid in identifying your allergy triggers. While the most effective treatment of allergies is avoiding the allergens that trigger your symptoms, we know this is not always realistic.

We offer a range of treatments such as prescriptions, allergy shots, and allergen avoidance strategies, but most importantly, education. We will provide you with a personalized treatment plan that will bring you immediate and lasting relief.

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects the airways, making it difficult to breathe. The inflammation that asthma causes, leads to constriction of the airways in the lungs. While asthma can be a manageable condition, leaving it untreated can have serious consequences.

Common triggers of asthma include allergens, such as pollen, dust, and pet dander, as well as respiratory infections, irritants, and physical activity. Some symptoms of asthma can include wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.

How do we treat asthma?

If you have asthma or are suspected of having asthma, you may be subjected to lung function assessments like spirometry. These tests are conducted to evaluate the health of your lungs and gauge the severity of your condition.

We will then create a personalized plan with you, on how to manage your asthma effectively, including medicine and lifestyle recommendations.

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