According to the World Allergy Organization (WAO), “Allergic diseases and asthma are increasing worldwide, particularly in low and middle income countries. In addition, the complexity and severity of allergic disorders, including asthma, continue to increase especially in children and young adults, who are bearing the greatest burden of these trends. This upsurge in the prevalence of allergies is observed as societies become more affluent and urbanized. An increase in environmental risk factors like outdoor and indoor pollution combined with reduced biodiversity also contributes to this rise in prevalence. Yet allergy, even as it relates to asthma, is often trivialized and clinical services to help patients with such diseases are either non-existent or limited and lacking in cost-effective solutions.” http://www.worldallergy.org
“Allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT), or allergen vaccination is the practice of administering to allergic subjects increasing amounts of allergen(s) (the allergenic extract or vaccine) to achieve hyposensitization, that is to reduce the symptoms occurring during the natural exposure to the allergen(s) itself. The history of SIT began in the first years of the twentieth century, based on the idea of the vaccination against infectious agents. In fact, Leonard Noon1 aimed at achieving a vaccination against “airborne toxins,” and for this reason he chose the subcutaneous route of administration. Although the theoretical background was incorrect, SIT was immediately found to be effective in reducing symptoms of hay-fever, its use spread rapidly, and the subcutaneous route (SCIT) remained therefore the standard practice.” Quoted from Sub-Lingual Immunotherapy : World Allergy Organization Position Paper 2009.
As a result, and in keeping with our Mission Statement, Regency Healing Medical Clinic in Partnership with AllerVision offers Allergy Testing and Treatment with Allergen Immunotherapy (in the form of SCIT: Subcutaneous immunotherapy and SLIT: Sublingual immunotherapy).
Allergies can cause a lot of symptoms which include but not limited to the following:
• Runny or congested nose
• Watery and itchy eyes
• Frequent ear infections
• Sinus headaches
• Nasal polyps
• Conjunctivitis (eye irritation)
• Muscle/joint pain
• Skin rashes and eczema
• Mental problems such as confusion, slow thinking, depression and forgetfulness
• Respiratory effects including endless colds, chronic cough, recurrent bronchitis
There are many possible reasons for these symptoms. The only way to know if they are caused by allergies is to take an allergy test. AllerVision offers a pain-free skin test that provides answers in just 15-minutes. As an AllerVision-affiliated medical clinic we have the ability to perform Allergy Test and read the results on the spot.
More information is available on AllerVision website: www.allervision.com