Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month; May 2018
~~Do You Know What Your Symptoms Mean? May is asthma and allergy awareness month.~~
Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for those with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.
There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care. Ten people a day die from asthma. Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans. More than 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. The rate of allergies is climbing. Please join us in raising awareness for these common diseases.
When thinking of allergies, many people only know about pollen and dander, and think that plants and animals account for the majority of allergy symptoms. You can also have symptoms from food allergies, latex, chemical sensitivities and much more.
What can you do?
Talk to our doctors at your next appointment. Discuss your symptoms and concerns, as well as any type of treatment you have or are receiving. You can then determine if allergy testing is suitable, and can work on a long term treatment plan with our doctors.
Revolution Health Medical Center is accepting new patients. Call (602)265-1774 during business hours Tuesday thru Saturday to schedule an appointment.
The information provided on this site is not intended to be a substitute for individual medical advice in diagnosing or treating a health problem. Please schedule a private consult about your health concerns.