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My Daughter Needs IVIG Infusions – a Mother’s story

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When we first –  you notice I said “we” – started getting infusions my daughter was in middle school. Of course, I mean meant my daughter got infusions but infusions affect everyone involved. Middle school is always a tough time but having to face infusion every 3 weeks added to th …

Pet Allergies? – Dr. O’Brien

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Facts about Pet Allergies Ø  More than 70% of U.S. households have a dog or cat. Ø  10% of the general population is allergic to animal dander. Ø  20% of people with asthma have pet allergies.  Ø  Animal dander comes from saliva, skin cells, and urine (not much from hair). Ø  Since cats …

We can Tailor your Therapy for Asthma!

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There has been a revolution in recent years in the way that Allergist/Immunologists treat asthma.  Asthma is no longer considered one disease because of the many different forms it can come in.  Asthma can be related to allergies, exercise, infections, stress and a variety of other factors.  On …

Human Microbiome – What Probiotic is Right for You?

Did you know that hundreds of different species of bacteria have been identified living in the healthy human body? And that’s just the ones we know about.  New technologies have helped scientists learn more about the human microbiome and this research has exploded in recent years.  One of the m …

Pollen and Spring Allergies – by Dr. Edan Sarid

SPRING IS HERE, AND POLLEN TOO! In Colorado, a variety of pollen’s and other airborne irritants are abundant this time of year.  Pollen’s are the way plants and trees reproduce and these tiny particles can be present in tremendous, even visible, volumes during the warmer months. Typica …

Epipen Recall- by Dr. Edan Sarid

DID YOU KNOW THAT CERTAIN LINES OF THE EPIPEN AUTO-INJECTORS WERE RECENTLY RECALLED? Mylan, the company that produces Epipen, issued a recall of certain Epipens due to possible defects in the auto-injector devices.  Make sure to visit www.mylan.com/epipenrecall to see if your Epipen is recalled a …

Diet and Inflammation – An HAE Patient’s Perspective

I have Hereditary Angioedema which causes edema or swelling when I have flares. Since, I already struggle with having excess swelling in my body I thought it would be a good idea to do everything I could to help reduce the inflammation that I have.  I already receive infusions twice a week which i …

My HAE Flare Warning Signs – A Patient’s Testimonial

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My HAE Flare Warning Signs I’m beginning to see behavioral patterns I have before I get an HAE (Hereditary Angioedema) flare.  I always thought these were just odd personality quirks that I have, but now I can see correlations to my behavior and the onset of a flare.  I find it is beneficial fo …

What is an Immunologist?

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  An immunologist is a medical doctor specializing in disorders of the immune system. A healthy immune system is required to prevent infections, manage inflammation and maintain the body’s general healthy balance. Dysfunction of the immune system can lead to recurrent infections or chron …

A Discussion of Nickel Allergy – Dr. Kevin O’Brien

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Did you know you can get “hand eczema” from nickel allergy, even if you are staying away from metal on you, because of nickel in the food you eat? Females tend to know they are nickel allergic because they get a rash from “cheap” earrings. Males are often not as aware that they even have &h …