With the arrival of allergy season, now is the ideal time to take a closer look at both allergies and the health of your immune system.
The following can have a huge impact on your day-to-day life, from forcing you to avoid social outings to succumbing to illness when the seasons change.
But the big problem is the root causes of these conditions continue to be a bit of a mystery to modern doctors. This is why practitioners may prescribe medicines that treat the symptoms of allergies or other chronic conditions. And they may not necessarily address the root cause.
In fact, at the Lamkin Clinic, we’re worked with plenty of allergy and chronic inflammatory condition patients who have suffered from “doctor fatigue.” The fatigue sets in after seeing multiple medical professionals without finding long-term relief.
So, can anything be done about these all-too-common but mysterious conditions? Unfortunately, the answer is a definitive yes! And, considering there is so much confusion about allergies and chronic inflammatory conditions, start by reviewing these answers to some commonly asked questions by long-term sufferers and patients.
How Do I Know if I Have Allergies or Something Else?
Allergies can be easy to identify, simply because your body naturally responds to:
- Stressors that inflames an allergic response
However, one of the issues with chronic inflammatory conditions is that many of the symptoms share similarities with a wealth of other health problems. With that being said, there are a few key signs to pay attention to that may indicate an underlying chronic inflammation condition:
- Mouth sores
- Abdominal pain
- Chest pain
In addition, 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
Why Are These Conditions Dangerous?
Though your chronic inflammatory condition may cause you minor discomfort and feel like something you can live with, these types of medical issues can have several larger repercussions down the road, including a higher likelihood of developing the following:
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Type 2 diabetes
- Neurodegenerative diseases
As such, it’s essential to get these conditions under control to prevent greater health issues in the future.
How Do Treat These Conditions?
It’s important to emphasize we know no two patients are the same at the Lamkin Clinic. This is why we perform an in-depth initial consultation to ensure we pursue the optimal treatment.
We found that avoiding the “one-size-fits-all” approach is beneficial for broad conditions, like allergies. However, with that being said, depending on your specific health issues and challenges, we found several benefits from two modern and effective therapies:
Both of these treatment options are safe and do not interfere with your everyday life. And, they can 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
Remember, our treatments are combined with interventions and diagnostic testing. We want to ensure we get to the root of your health issues. We aim to provide the most effective treatment possible.
Will These Treatments Impact My Immune System Negatively?
Absolutely not! Both of the above treatments do NOT suppress the immune system. Also, these treatments will likely make you healthier overall for the foreseeable future.
Are These Treatments Invasive or Expensive?
Happily, the answer is no on all counts.
Our immune treatments are:
- Low cost
- Require no invasive surgeries
- Require difficult procedures
- Exceedingly safe
- Life-changing for many of our patients
Is There Anything I Can Do at Home to Help?
Yes! Our treatments can provide a wealth of relief. However, there are supplemental lifestyles and diet changes you can make to ease your chronic inflammation. For one thing, you can focus on foods with anti-inflammatory properties.
Foods high in antioxidants and polyphenols include:
- Olive oils
- Leafy greens
- Fatty fish
For another, you can address habits that are prone to exacerbate a chronic inflammatory condition, such as:
What’s the Next Step?
Above all, your best next step is to schedule your consultation with us! During your visit, you will learn about the therapies we offer and review the conditions they can treat.
Your initial consultation will start with a comprehensive look at your specific health concerns, including:
- Your medical history
- Current or past symptoms
- Other factors that are unique to you
Therefore, by ensuring we have as much information about you, we can ensure your personalized treatment is effective.
Contact Us Today!
Give us a call (405) 266-5011 or fill out our quick form. Lastly, with a long history of treating allergy and inflammation-related issues, relief is just a quick call or email away!