Today, millions of Americans suffer from some kind of allergy. Fortunately for those who suffer, relief is available. The team at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates in Fort Worth and Southlake, Texas, is highly trained and experienced at treating a wide range of allergy conditions. To learn more, call or use the online booking feature today to schedule your first appointment.
Normally, our immune system is able to differentiate between a harmful foreign substance and a foreign substance that does not pose a threat. However, when this process breaks down, your immune system can mistake a harmless substance, like pollen or pet fur, as a foreign invader and trigger an attack response.
Foreign substances that trigger an attack response are known as allergens. The attack response is what is often referred to as an allergy and can cause a range of unpleasant side effects. In order to attack, your immune system releases a chemical called histamine. Understanding more about allergies and what you can do to alleviate them can help you get the relief that you need.
You’ve most likely heard of or experienced the symptoms of allergies at some point in your life. While allergies are not life-threatening in most cases, they are often annoying and debilitating. Many allergens are found in the air, and as such, symptoms often involve lungs, nose, and eyes. Allergy symptoms include:
If you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from allergies, seek professional help. The team at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates has extensive experience helping their patients get the allergy relief that they seek.
There are several methods for treating allergies. The most straightforward is to avoid the allergen that causes your allergy in the first place. However, this can’t always be done, particularly if your allergy is due to pollen or any other commonly occurring substance.
In cases like these, over the counter or prescription medication is also available to help block the activity of histamine, thus reducing the symptoms of allergies. This medication takes the form of pills or nasal sprays.
A more long-term solution is allergy shots, or immunotherapy. With allergy shots, the team at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates slowly introduces the allergen into your body over time, conditioning your body to minimize its reaction.
To learn more about allergies and how you can get the relief that you need, call or book an appointment online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates.