With the global pandemic corresponding with the arrival of pollen season, it’s an ideal time to take a closer look at both allergies and the health of your immune system. These issues may impact your day-to-day life.
Getting to the Root Cause
So, the big problem is that these conditions’ root causes continue to be a mystery to modern providers. This is why several general providers may prescribe medicines that treat the symptoms of allergies and chronic conditions but do not address the root cause.
In fact, at the Lamkin Clinic, we’re worked with plenty of allergies and chronic inflammatory conditions. Often, patients suffer from “doctor fatigue” after seeing multiple medical professionals without finding long-term relief. Can anything be done about these all-too-common but mysterious conditions? The answer is a definitive yes!
Commonly Asked Questions
Considering there is confusion about allergies and chronic inflammatory conditions, start by reviewing these answers to commonly asked questions.
1. How Do I Know if I Have Allergies, a Chronic Inflammatory Condition, or Something Else?
Allergies can be easy to identify simply because your body naturally responds to:
- Stressors that inflame an allergic response
However, one of the issues with chronic inflammatory conditions is that many of the symptoms share similarities with other health problems. With that being said, there are signs to pay attention to that may indicate an underlying chronic inflammation condition.
- Mouth sores
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain
Also, several factors may make you more likely to develop an acute or chronic inflammation condition, such as:
- An untreated infection or injury
- Long-term exposure to irritants like air pollutants
- A range of lifestyle habits, including smoking and alcohol use
2. Why Are Chronic Inflammatory Conditions Dangerous?
Your chronic inflammatory condition may cause you minor discomfort and feel like something you can live with. However, these types of medical issues may have several more immense repercussions down the road, including a higher likelihood of developing the following:
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s disease)
As such, it’s essential to get a chronic inflammatory condition under control to prevent more significant health issues.
3. How Does the Lamkin Clinic Address Patients With These Issues?
It’s important to emphasize that no two patients are the same at the Lamkin Clinic. This is why we perform an in-depth and initial consultation to ensure we pursue the optimal treatment for you as an individual.
We have found that avoiding the “one-size-fits-all” approach to medical treatments is especially beneficial for more mysterious and broad conditions, like allergies or a chronic inflammatory disease.
With that being said, depending on your specific health issues and challenges, we have found benefits from two modern and effective therapies:
Also, both of these treatment options are safe and do not interfere with your everyday life. They can also help provide effective treatment for a wide range of related conditions, including the following.
- Seasonal and Perennial Allergies
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
- Interstitial Cystitis
Keep in mind any treatments we recommend at the Lamkin Clinic will also be combined with other interventions and diagnostic testing. We want to ensure we get to the root of your health issues and provide the most effective treatment possible.
4. With the Global Pandemic, Will Treating My Condition Harm My Immune System?
Absolutely not! Both of the above treatments do NOT suppress the immune system and will likely you healthier overall for the foreseeable future.
5. Are These Treatments Invasive, Expensive, and Require a Lot of Time Away From My Daily Life?
Most importantly, the answer is no on all counts! Our immune treatments are:
- Low cost
- Exceedingly safe
6. Is There Anything I Can Do at Home to Help With a Chronic Inflammation Condition?
Yes! While the Lamkin Clinic treatments will certainly provide a wealth of relief, there are a few supplemental lifestyle and diet changes you can make to help ease your chronic inflammation. Firstly, you can focus on foods that have inherent anti-inflammatory properties. These foods are high in antioxidants and polyphenols, such as:
- Olive oils
- Leafy greens
- Fatty fish
- Nuts and fruits
Secondly, you can address habits that are prone to exacerbate a chronic inflammatory condition, such as:
- Lack of exercise
7. What Is the Next Step?
So, your best next step is to schedule your consultation with the Lamkin Clinic. At our clinic, you can learn about the therapies we offer and review the various conditions they can treat. Your initial consultation will start with a comprehensive look at your specific health concerns, including your:
- Medical history
- Current and past symptoms
- Factors unique to you
And, by ensuring we have as much information as possible, we can personalize your treatment.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Give us a call (405) 266-5011 or fill out a quick form on our website. Lastly, with a long history of treating allergy and inflammation-related issues, relief is just a quick call or email away!