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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.



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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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When are Frequent Sinus Headaches Serious?

Our simple answer? Always. Patients are often surprised to learn that their sinus headaches—as regular and predictable as they are—are actually NOT a fact of life. Here at BreatheAmerica, we know that frequent sinus headaches are really an indication that you’ve got a bigger airway problem at play. Chronic Sinusitis Constant congestion and frequent sinus […]

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The Secret to Effective Treatment

It’s no secret that our patients get amazing, life-changing results. Sure, those results are in large part due to the extremely talented groups of care providers that fill our teams in Louisiana and New Mexico. But, even more critical than their medical expertise is our care providers’ relationships with their patients. You see, our treatment […]

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Deep Cleaning: For Allergies

Especially during the freezing winter months and the brutally hot summer months, we spend almost all day indoors. While the indoors seem like a safe place from allergy threats, indoor allergens can be even more harmful than the ones we face outside! That’s why keeping a clean home is often include frequent home cleaning as […]

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Allergy Risks for Vacationers

Getting out of the house for a vacation can be dangerous—especially for those who have severe allergies.   Allergy-sufferers and loved ones of allergy sufferers alike know how tough it is to create a life that is free of attack triggers. If you’ve got a child with a peanut allergy, you probably don’t keep many […]

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How To: Alleviate Spring Allergies

Any allergist will tell you: When it comes to seasonal allergies, prevention is KEY! Of course, taking medication after an attack strikes will help alleviate symptoms, but treatment is much more effective when you’ve taken those meds before the sneezing and itching begins. So, in addition to our recommendation of finding a customized, year-round solution […]

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