Thursday, May 23, 2013

Experts keep an eye out on allergies in Phoenix and FPIES

Imagine being allergic to almost all types of food aside from milk and peanut butter – this is how life is for Tyler Trovato, a 6-year old from St. James, New York. Tyler needs to be hospitalized before he could try any new dish and goes to the emergency room every time he ingests something he's allergic to. The medical field identifies this unique allergy as food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), which may cause vomiting with blood and diarrhea. The loss of blood makes the allergy more severe, forcing the body to enter a state of shock if it loses a fifth of the normal amount of blood, making it a deadly allergy. Experts are on full alert on this strange allergy, advising public awareness, especially since some rare allergies in Phoenix and the rest of Arizona may be related to the category of FPIES. They are yet to develop a cure for this life-threatening allergy but acute cases can be treated with intravenous hydration and can also be outgrown like any other allergy.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Medical Marijuana in Arizona Regulated by State-Issued Cards

News that Arizona has made medicinal marijuana legal has seen an upsurge in dispensaries, with three new shops opening in March 2013 alone, and a few more on the way. However, to make sure that the treatment is dispensed only to those who are truly in need of it, certain regulations have been put in place. For a patient to avail medicinal marijuana for themselves, they first have to acquire a state-issued medical marijuana card. And for a patient to acquire a medical marijuana card, they must have a referral from a licensed physician. The patient's qualifying condition must be verified, and must also be truly treatable by medicinal marijuana. It would also be good to consult with an allergist in Phoenix, or wherever is more convenient, to see if the patient might have an allergic reaction to this alternative medicine. Allergy experts, such as those from Adult & Pediatric Allergy Associates, PC can help find solutions to any marijuana allergies, should any be found.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Allergy Doctors in Phoenix Advise Pregnant Moms to Avoid Vit. D

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg completed a research discovering the link between high vitamin D levels and the development of allergies during conception, published this February in the medical journal Allergy.Sufficient supply of Vit. D promises immune benefits. But this goes otherwise for a mother and child. Taking too much Vit. D during pregnancy may increase the risk of children being born with allergy, or developing such in the early years of their life. It lowers immunoglobin E, known to help the body resist certain allergens, like those found in milk products.In a place like Phoenix, Arizona, where Mexican cuisine is a staple, being intolerant of cheese and certain ingredients is a big loss. Give your kids the chance to completely enjoy life by an approximate 9-month term of moderated, if not Vit. D-free lifestyle! But in case the dreaded happened, you can always turn to expert allergy doctors in Phoenix area.