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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 …

Chronic Illness and Missing School – Words from a Patient

Being chronically ill is definitely a challenge especially when you are missing a lot of school.  When I was younger I missed a lot of school due to illness and infusions.  Trying to keep up with the missing school assignments was a struggle at times. I diagnosed with CVID at 11 years old. My par …

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 …

The difference between an Allergy and a Sensitivity – Dr. Edan Sarid

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Dr. Edan Sarid: Many people can have adverse reactions to a variety of triggers – including foods, airborne irritants, topical products or medications. But how do you know if you are truly allergic or just ‘sensitive’ to the irritant? An allergy is an immune-mediated reaction caus …

Staying Healthy During Winter – an IVIG patient Testimonial

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IMMUNOe and Horizon Patient Testimonial As much as I love winter time being immune deficient definitely makes it harder.  The kids being in school means germs are more prevalent around the house.  That adds another level of complexity trying to stay healthy.  Unfortunately germs are a part of li …