Allergy Treatment & Allergy Testing in Redmond, WA
The wide spectrum and variety of symptoms caused by allergies are often unrecognized by patients and their physicians. Identifying and treating underlying allergies is one of the major approaches we use at this clinic to solve health problems. Get started with us today by scheduling allergy testing in Redmond, WA.
At the office of David Buscher, M.D., we screen patients for a wide array of common and uncommon allergies. Furthermore, we offer a variety of treatment options to ease your symptoms and make your life easier. Contact our office today to make an appointment with Dr. Buscher and get the relief you deserve.
What Are Allergies
Whether you’ve started experienced symptoms recently or you’ve been undergoing allergy treatment for years, it’s important to understand what allergies are and aren’t. By better understanding your condition, you can protect yourself more effectively from irritants and respond appropriately when needed.
The immune system's main role is to protect our body from infections and cancer, but sometimes it overreacts to what is typically a harmless substance. This overreaction is known as an allergic reaction. Common airborne or inhalant allergies include pollens, dust, dust mite, mold, and animal dander. The classic example of airborne allergy is hay fever, which produces symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and asthma in response to pollens.
The Many Types of Symptoms
Effective allergy treatment means treating the right symptoms. While the best-known allergy symptom is sneezing, there are many different potential reactions, depending on the irritant and your body’s response.
Allergy symptoms are known to be mediated by the release of histamine. Allergic reactions also release numerous other inflammatory mediators besides histamine. Allergic reactions are best described as inflammatory in nature, which can adversely affect any organ system in our body, for example:
- Inflammation in the Nose Causes Congestion
- Lung Inflammation Triggers Asthma
- Gastrointestinal Inflammation -- "Irritable Bowel Syndrome"
- Joints and Muscle Inflammation -- Arthritis and Myalgia, Fibromyalgia
- Brain-Mental Fogginess, Memory Impairment, Mood Swings, Depression
Seek Help As Soon As Possible
Don’t suffer on your own -- request allergy testing as soon as possible when you suspect you have been experiencing allergic reactions. Not only will you get the relief you need, but also you will be protecting your overall health.
Long-term untreated inflammation can lead to chronic disease, which is one of the reasons why identifying, avoiding and treating allergies is important. Cardiovascular disease has been clearly recognized as having a major inflammatory component.
So, from both a health improvement and a disease prevention viewpoint, allergy evaluation, identification, treatment, and managing food allergies can be extremely beneficial.
Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Buscher to determine whether you are suffering from allergies or to discuss treatment options. We’re located in Redmond, Washington, and serve patients from throughout the surrounding communities.