Allergies are estimated to cost businesses and the health care system $7.9 billion dollars in the United States – and that’s every year. Approximately four million workdays are lost as a result of hay fever alone, with 55% of people in the United States testing positive to at least one allergen. In fact, allergies are considered the fifth most common chronic disease in the United States. You can find more statistics about allergies and you can also take a quiz to find out how much you know about them.
Common allergy symptoms include stuffiness and sneezing, sometimes hives – and, in severe cases, a reaction known as anaphylaxis. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include swelling, trouble breathing, dizziness and more, and can be a medical emergency.
Asthma, meanwhile, inflames airways, which can lead to wheezing and shortness of breath, among other symptoms. More than 25 million people have asthma in the United States along, with about seven million of them children. You can find more about suspected causes of asthma, along with risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic techniques, treatments and more on our site. You can also test your knowledge about asthma at WebMD.
Broadly speaking, an allergy is a reaction of your immune system to a substance, a substance that doesn’t trigger this response in most people. When you come in contact with that substance (or substances), your immune system’s reaction causes inflammation that you might experience through sneezing, itchiness and the like.
You may be experiencing symptoms to common allergens: to plant pollen, for example, or pet dander. Or your allergies could be less common. In either case, Primary Care Physicians offers allergy testing that will help to identify the culprits, so a personalized treatment plan can be created. If you’re tired of suffering from symptoms, you can make an appointment for allergy testing and treatment with a professional health care provider at Primary Physicians of Hollywood today.
Although there is not yet a cure for asthma, treatment can manage symptoms to help you maintain good lung function and to help prevent significant asthma attacks. Patient involvement in the treatment plan is crucial for success. This can involve taking medicines as prescribed, avoiding triggers that worsen symptoms and responding to symptoms appropriately. Your ability to manage your asthma may fluctuate, depending upon your environment and other factors, so you will need to inform your doctor when that happens.
If you need to create or modify treatment, our health care providers are experienced professionals. You can make an appointment for an asthma treatment plan online.
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