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“Allergies” Posts

Sneezing, runny nose or itchy, watery eyes? Your body is at war. According to the ACAAI, “allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year.” It doesn’t end there, many asthmatics are chronic allergy sufferers as well; the link results in asthmatic episodes due to allergies and impacts sinus function.

Best Vacation Destinations for Asthmatics

If you have asthma, you probably find yourself daydreaming about the fresh air that accompanies a beach vacation! We’re with you—nothing is better! Except, maybe, these other fresh air destinations! Here are a few American cities at the top of our list: Austin, Texas Austin is an “It” city right now, and for good reason! […]

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Tips for Navigating Exercise-Induced Asthma

Exercise-induced asthma is a very real, debilitating condition. We don’t want to minimize the symptoms that you may experience if you have this condition. But we do want to encourage you! With the right treatment plan and with preparation, people with exercise-induced asthma can live very active, sports-filled lives! Trust us, we see it happen […]

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Finding an Allergy-Safe House

Finding a new family home is a lot of fun. Your kids run around pretending which rooms are theirs and you get to imagine yourself as the proud owner of a huge new kitchen—and here’s something else we want you to imagine while touring potential new homes: “Will this house help or hurt my or […]

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Common Allergy Triggers: Tree Pollen

Many people don’t realize that their “hay fever” may actually come only from a specific kind of pollen! Among the most common hay fever offenders are many types of trees—birch, maple, elm, mulberry, pecan, oak, and even Arizona cypress to name a few. So, what can you do to make sure you’re not exposing yourself […]

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Make These Diet Changes to Improve Allergies & Sinuses

We’ve talked before about the surprising foods that can help to ease sinus or allergy symptoms—find that blog here—but today we’ve got tips for how to permanently tweak your diet for optimal airway health. Take notes! 1. Cut Dairy This may be surprising, but avoiding dairy is actually a quick way to decrease mucus production, […]

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5 Reasons You’re Allergic to Christmas Trees

For those of us with hay fever, it’s not always difficult to tell what’s making us sneeze—whether it be a pet, a dusty fluffing of furniture, or a bouquet of flowers that’s extra pollen-filled. The culprit for Christmas trees can, surprisingly, be a little harder to pinpoint. Type of Tree While true pine allergies are […]

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5 Tips for Surviving Cold Weather Months

When winter finally arrives, we welcome it with open arms! Sweaters, fires, Christmas cheer—what could go wrong? We at BreatheAmerica know exactly what goes wrong with winter. Our patients often struggle with chronic sinusitis during this time of year, and, if not that, they struggle with a constant cough that accompanies their allergies, asthma, or […]

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Are you a candidate for COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, commonly referred to as COPD, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It’s one of the many conditions that we treat here at BreatheAmerica and can be completely debilitating for patients experiencing its symptoms. It’s strange, then, that most people don’t know what causes COPD […]

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Avoiding Fall Allergens: Easier Than You Think

While it’s true that you can’t avoid fall allergens completely, it’s also true that many of the biggest triggers can be mitigated with just a little bit of effort on your part. Here are our best tips for protecting yourself and your loved ones from the allergy attacks surely heading your way this fall. Do […]

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Do Your Allergies Change Over Time?

Most people picture allergy-sufferers as having dealt with their allergies since childhood, but it’s actually very common for adults to develop allergies and for child allergies to fade with age! Here are a few reasons why: Hormones Especially for women, who usually encounter multiple hormone shifts in their lifetime, new or altered allergies often accompany […]

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