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April is Primary Immunodeficiency Month: Crystal Lake residents can help us spread the word

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April is Primary Immunodeficiency (PI) month, a time when we can put a spotlight on the disorders that make up primary immunodeficiency diseases. These conditions can affect nearly anyone, and can greatly impact quality of life.

While all the diseases are different, they have one thing in common: they are a product of improper functioning of the immune system. Since the immune system’s role is to keep us healthy from infection, patients who have PI are more susceptible to infections, recurring health problems, and serious illness.

With quality treatment, patients living with primary immunodeficiency diseases can go on to live long, active lives.

At Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates in Crystal Lake, we’d like to take the time to spread the word about PI and help you do your part to make a difference in the treatment and lives of individuals who suffer from it.

The following are some great ideas for helping us spread the word about PI.

  • Share the IDF learn more poster. You can do this by posting it in your breakroom at work, emailing it to friends and family or asking your primary care physician to share it in the lobby. Find the poster here.
  • Get social. Facebook and twitter are great ways to share information with many people quickly. If you have PI, share your story and how it affects your life. If you simply want to bring awareness, you can see some sample posts here.
  • Wear your Zebra. Individuals with PI are considered the “zebras” of the medical world. Pick a day to wear your zebra clothing and encourage friends, family, and coworkers to follow suit. Make sure to share on social media.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of people by spotlighting Primary Immunodeficiency diseases. Call today to learn more.

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