Many illnesses that seem to have a vague diagnosis or seem to come and go can be the result of an allergic reaction. Allergies are one of those things that are rarely discussed or brought into the discussion of public health, but they are impacting most of us on a routine basis.
When most people think of allergic reactions, they think of bee stings or maybe Will Smith in the hit movie Hitch, when he ate shell fish and swelled up on his first date with Eva Mendez. The are called IGE reactions. But, more often than not, allergic reactions are much more subtle and chronic causing our runny noses, chronic sinus issues, sneeze attacks, bloating, weight gain and more. These are called IGG reactions.
Consider this: Since you were a kid, you likely ate a similar diet first created by your parents, and then maintained as habit. But, what if various foods in your diet were actually making you sick? I'm sure you've heard of gluten intolerance and a gluten free diet. Most gluten free people are gluten free because they determined that gluten was in fact making them chronically ill. Dr. Molly Kallenbach is one of those people, and she discovered her gluten intolerance (mild allergy) five years ago. Her life changed dramatically for the better, just by ditching gluten from her diet.
Gluten is only one of the common allergies. You may literally be severely allergic to everyday foods that you are not aware of: tomatoes, nuts, cucumbers, etc. Give your body a break, get tested, and find out what may be ailing you.
On years like this one, when we get loads of wonderful rain, allergens that perhaps weren't present in past year are now in full bloom, including molds. Couple these new environmental factors with habitually consuming allergenic foods, and you've got a recipe for severe reactions. The good news is we can help.
Dr. Kallenbach, Dr. Arter, and Dr. Malmgren (DC, PA) or medical physician assistant all test patients for allergies and treat patients by identifying allergenic foods and environmental stimulants, and eliminating exposure to the allergens. Dr. Malmgren also uses medical allergy treatments to diminish the impact of the allergen on the body over time, typically using a series of injections. If you are looking for a Colorado Springs allergy doctor, call 719.476.0873. If for some reason, we cannot help you, we can refer you to further specialists who can.
If you are fed up with sneezing, puking, low energy, runny noses, sinus infections, mood swings, swelling, skin disorders, etc., then give us a call and get tested today to find out what you are allergic to.
From a medical weight loss standpoint, we've helped patients identify allergens in their diet and they have lost 20 lbs in two weeks, just by eliminating a particular food!
Allergies are a big deal, and they rarely identified in a primary care setting as the cause of your symptoms, so you can end up chasing symptoms rather than addressing the cause.