Vital Allergy and Asthma


Inadequate treatment of the disease limits the ability to exercise and be active. Poorly controlled asthma can lead to multiple visits to the emergency room and even hospital admission, which can affect your performance at home and work.

Asthma Treatments

Childhood Asthma is the most common serious disease among children. Nine million children in the United States have asthma. Its primary cause is an inflammation of the airways in the lungs. This inflammation makes the airways smaller, which makes it more difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs.

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that makes breathing difficult. With asthma, there is inflammation of the air passages that results in a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs. This results in asthma symptoms, including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. If it is severe, asthma can result in decreased activity and inability to talk. Some people refer to asthma as “bronchial asthma.”

Even though there are seemingly miraculous treatments for asthma symptoms, asthma is still a serious — even dangerous — disease that affects about 26 million Americans and causes nearly 2 million emergency room visits ever year. With proper asthma treatment, you can live well with this condition.

Types of Asthma

 

Food allergies or food intolerance affect nearly everyone at some point. People often have an unpleasant reaction to something they ate and wonder if they have a food allergy. One out of three people either say that they have a food allergy or that they modify the family diet because a family member is suspected of having a food allergy. But only about 5% of children have clinically proven allergic reactions to foods. In teens and adults, food allergies occur in about 4% of the total population.

Symptoms of a skin allergy include:

Red, bumpy, scaly, itchy or swollen skin – any of these signs may mean you have a skin allergy. Skin allergies are painful and unpleasant, but there are things you can do to treat and prevent an allergic skin reaction. The most common allergic skin conditions are: eczema, hives and angioedema, and allergic contact dermatitis. It is important to track when the allergy starts and what were you doing when it started. Also with today’s technology you can take a daily picture of your skin to compare allergy progress.

Airborne allergies can be trigger by microscopic particles that travel thru the air and absorbe by our bodies. Air pollution such smoke or mold spores can really make a impact not just for the regular known allergy surfer but for every one that is exposed to them. The respiratory system will react those particles and start fighting them making the air track sand the lung tissue to swallow and obstruct air and this combination can be life treating.  Allergic reaction to a  pollutant can also cause Asthma or asthma symptoms and some times the continue exposure can slowly develop into chronic respiratory illnesses.
  • Food Allergies 27% 27%
  • Skin Allergies 26% 26%
  • Latex Allergies 24% 24%
  • Insect Allergies 24% 24%
  • Eye Allergies 24% 24%

What Are Allergies

Allergies are hypersensitive immune responses to substances that either enter or come in contact with the body, such as pet dander, pollen or bee venom. A substance that causes an allergic reaction is called an “allergen”. Allergens can be found in food, drinks or the environment. Most allergens are harmless, i.e. the majority of people are not affected by them. If you are allergic to a substance, such as pollen, your immune system reacts to it as if it were a pathogen (a foreign harmful substance), and tries to destroy it.

You can’t cure allergies, but you can treat and control the symptoms. It may take a little work. You’ll need to make a few changes to your surroundings or figure out how to stay away from things that trigger allergy attacks.

Avoidance/Prevention
The causes of symptoms, such as pollen, molds, and dust mites, cannot be totally eliminated. Exposure can be reduced, however, by environmental control measures prescribed by your allergist. Remember, you don’t need 100% avoidance to improve – just enough to get you feeling better.
Frequently used Medications
Medications are generally divided up into two categories–those to prevent your symptoms, and those to treat your symptoms. It is reasonable to infer that prevention medications must be used regularly to be most effective. Prescription medications can be very expensive; however, we will work with you and your insurance company to find the most effective therapeutic alternatives covered by your plan.
Imunotheropy (Allergy Shots)
The allergic response is an overreaction to a harmless substance. When the allergic patient comes across something to which they are sensitive, the allergic cascade begins, often leading to misery. The non-allergic person will breathe in the same thing and have no adverse response. The goal of allergy shots is to gain this tolerance to harmless substances which are mistaken for dangerous invaders.

Patient Reviews for Dr. Carlos Vital MD.

All reviews are from verified patients – August 25, 2014 by Hillita W. (Verified Patient)

This doctor is awesome! Very friendly, down to earth, and he cared about my health! Staff was very friendly and welcoming! Im so happy i found him on Zoo Doc.

Patient Reviews for Dr. Brian Tison MD.

All reviews are from verified patients – September 4, 2015 by Beren C. (Verified Patient)

This doctor is awesome. He has a fantastic bed-side manner and is wonderfully personable. I look forward to continuing my allergy treatment with him. 

Patient Reviews for   Dr. Chokshi MD. 

Dr. Chokshi is an active member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Greater Houston Allergy Society, the Texas Medical Association.

She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology.

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Vital Allergy & Asthma Center specializes in the comprehensive treatment of Allergies, Asthma and Acne conditions

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