Your body does a great job protecting you from harm through its immune system, but there are times when the wires get crossed, and your body overreacts, which is the case with allergies. Sunil Modi, MD, and Pradeep Parihar, MD, at Express Family Clinic, have extensive experience helping their patients in Allen, Texas, and the surrounding area, manage their allergies. If you want to negotiate your world without the effects of allergies, call or fill out the form online for an appointment.
Your body is a finely-tuned machine that has defenses in place to protect you from the myriad hazards that lurk in the outside world. From warding off harmful bacteria to fighting foreign invaders like viruses, your immune system works to keep you healthy.
With allergies, however, there’s a mixed signal, and your body mistakenly deems an allergen harmful and jumps into action to fight it off, leaving you with, at best, annoying symptoms, and, at worst, life-threatening reactions.
Doctors don’t understand why some people have allergies to certain substances while other people don’t, but they believe that genetics and their environment play a role. The most common allergies include:
The most common form of allergies is hay fever, which tends to strike during springtime when pollen fills the air. That said, adults and children alike can develop allergies toward almost anything, from cats and dogs to particular foods, such as shellfish.
Because of the broad nature of allergies, your immune system’s response can take on many forms, including:
While many symptoms represent nothing more than a nuisance, in some cases allergic reactions can be severe and lead to anaphylactic shock, which can be life-threatening.
The doctors at Express Family Clinic first work to identify the source of your allergies with thorough diagnostic testing, which includes:
Once your doctor zeroes in on the problem, they work with you to overcomes your allergies through a combination of:
To gain control over your allergies, call Express Family Clinic or book an appointment online.