It's Nothing to Sneeze at.
Do you suffer from seasonal bouts of sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, coughing, congestion or runny nose?
Do you feel worse after eating certain foods?
Do you feel differently indoors in some rooms or buildings but not others?
You probably have allergies.
The immune system is the body's organized defense mechanism against foreign invaders, particularly infections. Allergy involves an exaggerated response of the immune system. Allergens are substances that are foreign to the body and can cause an allergic reaction.
It is estimated that 50 million North Americans are affected by allergic conditions.
The cost of allergies in the United States is more than $10 billion dollars yearly.
Allergic rhinitis (nasal allergies) affects about 35 million Americans, 6 million of whom are children.
Asthma affects 15 million Americans, 5 million of whom are children; the number of cases has doubled over the last 20 years.
Allergens can affect you from a variety of sources:
- molds and mildew
- other environmental factors, i.e. tobacco smoke, fuel exhaust
Allergies can develop at any age. Your risk of developing allergies is related to your parents' allergy history. (We have a library of allergen information to peruse or print on our Resources page.)
Quit suffering with allergies. Let us help you determine those things that incite an allergic reaction and tailor a treatment plan specifically for you. Once your course of treatment is determined, you can drop in during business hours with no appointment necessary. Call today to make an appointment for testing and begin to feel better all year long.
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