Elgin specialists identify, deploy safest treatment for allergy sufferers with a wide range of medical backgrounds
You may have heard that allergy and asthma are not treatable conditions; however, this is misleading. You can stop, decrease, control, and even prevent the symptoms that have brought you to this website and to the specialists at Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois.
You can get relief and improve the quality of your life with a number of different symptom treatment options. That said, there are a number of considerations associated with the proper treatment for you. In some cases, no one treatment may be sufficient for your case. For instance, you may require both a quick-relief option such as an epinephrine delivery device as well as long-term control medications.
One of these considerations is pre-existing medical problems. Anytime you have a chronic medical problem and introduce another medication, you run the risk of unwanted side effects and complications. Reactions to these drugs can occur if you have the following types of conditions, including:
- Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
- Elevated blood pressure
- Liver or kidney diseases
- Prostate problems
- Heart disease
Isolating just one of these serious conditions, heart disease, some OTC medications have been associated with side effects such as an increased heart rate or elevated blood pressure. These drugs may have been bought off the shelf with the understanding of easing common symptoms such as allergy eyes; only patients unknowingly exacerbate existing cardiovascular problems with them. The combination of decongestants and high blood pressure can potentially trigger big problems by constricting blood vessels throughout the body, not only those tubes related to the swollen membranes of the nose responsible for those disruptive symptoms.
Since Drs. Noga Askenazi and Eugenia Hahn have made allergy and asthma relief their life’s work, they are equipped to match the best, safest medications and therapies to you and your unique medical history and situation. The treatment should not be worse than the symptoms you are already experiencing. To find out more about the best allergy treatment for you, schedule an appointment at our office in Elgin by calling 847 888 8802.