Approximately one in five people in the United States has allergy or asthma symptoms. Allergies can cause not only runny nose, congestion and cough, but they can also be the reason that sufferers miss work, school and social events. While allergy symptoms may only be a mild annoyance for some, they can be a major health concern for others. Many people have even died from allergic reactions to various substances or as a result of a flare of asthma.
Some who only have mild allergies may try to ignore the symptoms and continue on with their everyday lives in spite of their symptoms. They may take over-the-counter medicines to mask their symptoms, even though they would actually benefit from a more detailed treatment plan for allergies. They may even be so used to their symptoms that they do not realize the extent to which allergies are negatively affecting their quality of life.
Those with allergies should not just suffer in silence. Asthma & Allergy Associates, P.C. (AACOS) encourages people suffering from allergies to come in and have their symptoms evaluated. It is not uncommon for people to develop new allergies at any age, and treatment plans that have worked for years may not be the best course of action for allergy sufferers to utilize anymore.
No one knows for sure why allergies come and go. While doctors do know that allergies are the result of an overactive immune system, science has yet to determine what exactly causes people to be allergic to specific things. Most likely, allergies are a result of a combination of both genetic and environmental factors that work together to cause allergy symptoms in some individuals.
Identifying the triggers of their allergies or asthma at Asthma & Allergy Associates can lead to the development of a new and effective allergy treatment plan. Those suffering from allergies can get tested to see which specific allergens their body is reacting to.
Whether someone is dealing with mild or severe symptoms, 2014 is the year for all allergy sufferers to get their symptoms under control. Visiting Asthma & Allergy Associates for a reevaluation and possibly an updated treatment plan for allergies is the way to make that happen. We have several locations staffed by an allergy and asthma physician that makes diagnosing and treating your allergies or asthma easier than ever.