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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Have you ever experienced an involuntary sensation of breathlessness? Your chest tightens as your lungs struggle to find air, and you search your pockets for relief in the form of an inhaler. For many people, this occurrence is the result of a common lung disease called asthma. Your body’s bronchial tubes are responsible for moving […]

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Posted on: June 04, 2018

Many people love spring because it means longer days, warmer weather, and the end of a dreary winter. It’s time to get outside, go to parks, enjoy friendly gatherings, and maybe even go to a barbeque or two. Except whenever you go outdoors, you start sneezing like crazy. Not only that, but your eyes get […]

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Few feelings in life are scarier than not being able to breathe, yet for asthma sufferers the world over, it’s a common feeling. Asthma is defined as a chronic condition that affects the airways, closing these due to inflammation. What results is a sense of breathlessness. An incurable condition, by understanding more about asthma, you […]

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Springtime has officially arrived, which means it’s prime allergy season. You may rely on over-the-counter or even prescription medication to get you through, but this year has been different. You’re still taking your medication, but you can’t seem to stop itching, sneezing, and feeling congested. You’re starting to wonder if this is an issue with […]

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Posted on: March 02, 2018

Spring is upon us, and Charlotte residents agree it’s our most beautiful time of year!  The days are longer and warmer, and the trees and flowers are blooming.  However, for nearly one-third of you, spring is not enjoyable due to spring allergies. Allergy sufferers experience a range of symptoms from sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, stuffy […]

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center’s Dr. Roopen Patel recently appeared on Fox News 46, discussing how the early allergy season can interact with the flu to produce asthma attacks. “If you get flu, that’s a reason to get an asthma attack, excess pollen can cause trigger an asthma attack. Add the two together, now you have […]

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Posted on: January 03, 2018

New parents face many life challenges when they have a child. Diaper changes, bathing and feeding represent a small portion of these challenges – with a lot of advice and assistance from friends and family, of course. One important thing new parents need to know is that the guidelines for peanut allergies changed in early […]

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Posted on: December 01, 2017

For most of us, the holiday season is filled with good cheer. With multiple parties, gifts, and holiday decorations it is hard not to get in the holiday spirit – unless you are a parent of a child with food allergies. If your child has food allergies, it is only natural to be concerned about […]

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

If you suffer from allergies, your symptoms most likely get worse at night. This is something you share with other allergy patients. In fact, research studies show that 74% of allergy sufferers wake up during the night because of allergy symptoms and over 90% of sufferers have difficulty sleeping. Which Allergy Symptoms Become Worse During the Night? No matter […]

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

When an asthma attack occurs, your bronchial tubes – the pathways that let air enter and leave the lungs become inflamed and the muscles surrounding the bronchial tubes – tighten.  This results in narrowing of the air passages, making breathing very difficult. Other symptoms may also appear including coughing and wheezing. An asthma attack can […]

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