More than 50 million Americans have experienced various kinds of allergies at some point in their life. Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. alone.
Even more startling, allergies are responsible for more than 200,000 visits to the emergency room every year. As one of the most common health issues for children, more than 10% of kids in the country currently diagnosed with an allergy.
Yes, allergies are everywhere, but what can you do? Actually, the answer is quite a lot. Here’s what you need to know about common allergies. We will also discuss the next steps you can take to address the problem.
The Basics of Allergies
Here are common issues that may be caused by allergies that may impact your overall quality of life.
- Autoimmune disease
- Chronic inflammatory conditions
People who have severe allergies have to be extra careful when it comes to varying aspects of everyday life, from watching what they order at a restaurant, to visiting friends and neighbors with pets, to simply going outside and enjoying a sunny day.
Because they are so diverse, allergies can encompass a wide array of symptoms, from headaches and sneezing to nausea and stomach pains. In addition, allergies can also stem from a variety of lifestyle and genetic causes, such as:
- Family medical history
- Age, (as children are most at risk)
- A preexisting condition like asthma
- Lack of sunlight
- Poor diet
- Birth by Caesarean section
- Other allergies, which can create a ripple effect
Simply put, allergies are everywhere, and everyone is at risk. Most of the time, people simply live with allergies as a way of life, but this doesn’t always have to be the case.
Many people develop “doctors fatigue” when they have allergies, simply because the cause and effectiveness of ensuing treatments can be a bit of a mystery.
At a general practitioner’s office, you may go through several trial-and-error solutions that range from drugs to lifestyle changes, to allergy shots. Still, these treatments may be short term solutions.
At the Lamkin Clinic, We Have a Different Approach
Combined with other interventions and diagnostic testing as determined by your initial consultation, we use Low Dose Immunotherapy and Low Dose Naltrexone to tackle your condition at the source.
These treatments that address your immune system are low cost does not affect your health and do NOT suppress your immune system, which could put you at risk for other medical conditions.
These treatments have been life-changing for many of our patients, and have worked with all sorts of autoimmune, inflammatory, or chronic pain syndromes.
Simply put, with the assistance of the Lamkin Clinic, you CAN take effective steps to find a long-term solution and treatment that works.