According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation: “Allergies reflect an overreaction of the immune system to substances that usually cause no reaction in most individuals. These substances can trigger sneezing, wheezing, coughing and itching. Allergies are not only bothersome, but many have been linked to a variety of common and serious chronic respiratory illnesses (such as sinusitis and asthma). Factors such as your family history with allergies, the types and frequency of symptoms, seasonality, duration and even location of symptoms (indoors or outdoors, for example) are all are taken into consideration when a doctor diagnoses allergies. Additionally, allergic reactions can be severe and even fatal. However, with proper management and patient education, allergic diseases can be controlled, and people with allergies can lead normal and productive lives.”
The medical team at Lake Norman Pulmonary is experienced in diagnosing and treating allergies and their symptoms. As a pulmonary specialty medical practice, we are uniquely qualified to treat the complications that allergies can create in patients with chronic respiratory conditions.
Source: Allergy and Asthma Foundation, www.aafa.org