Asthma is a respiratory disease that affects an estimated 25 million Americans, almost a third of which are children. The disease causes
Allergies are one of the most common chronic conditions, with over 55% of the population testing positive for at least one allergy. An allergy occurs when the body becomes hypersensitive to a substance; it can be almost any foreign object, from pollen to certain foods. When exposed to the substance, an allergy sufferer can have an allergic reaction, resulting in uncomfortable and possibly life-threatening symptoms.
Although asthma and allergies are very different, they also are often connected. Most people with asthma also have allergies, sometimes triggering an asthma attack or episode. Both chronic conditions are due to the body over-reacting to stimuli. Asthma almost always requires medical management and severe allergies can also require the assistance of a qualified medical professional.
At My Neighborhood Primary Care, our medical staff will take the time to get the root of the issue with your asthma or allergies. Many times these conditions can be effectively controlled with changes to your diet and lifestyle, only needing medications for severe reactions. Since we take the time to understand your medical history and overall health, our team can often find solutions for improving your chronic condition while also promoting your overall wellness. Come visit our unique and caring clinic for a new level of healthcare for your asthma or allergies.
Come experience the difference of personalized medical care at My Neighborhood Primary Care. Schedule your appointment today.