Consider the Connection: Asthma and Allergies in the Central Valley

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March 15, 2024

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Central Valley, California’s natural beauty and serene landscape, holds a not-so-secret public health concern — the prevalence of asthma. At Baz, we’re committed to uncovering the root cause of our neighbors’ breathing concerns. Very often, local cases of asthma are linked to allergens in the area.

Understanding Asthma and Allergies:
Asthma and allergies are two different conditions that often coexist. Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways, leading to symptoms like wheezing, coughing, tightness of the chest and shortness of breath. Allergies are the result of your immune system’s exaggerated response to harmless triggers like pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. Allergy symptoms include sneezing, coughing, watering eyes and wheezing.

The Central Valley Connection:
The Central Valley is a great place to live. As it turns out, diverse species of flora and fauna thrive here, too. These botanicals release all sorts of pollen that can make us feel pretty miserable. Other airborne factors like pollution, dust mites and mold further exacerbate asthma and allergies in the region.

“In the Central Valley, we often see patients with asthma whose symptoms are made worse by allergies. Identifying and managing these allergens is important in controlling asthma and improving quality of life.” Dr. Pettigrew, Baz Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center

The Public Health Impact:
According to recent data, the Central Valley region has seen an increase in asthma-related hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Effective management of asthma and allergies means a comprehensive approach tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

At Baz, we may recommend things like simple allergen avoidance strategies, medication therapy or, in some cases, allergy shots. Baz specializes in advanced diagnostics to identify your specific triggers so we can offer you personalized treatment plans to decrease asthma or allergy symptoms.

If OTC medications or your regular asthma treatments aren’t cutting it in the Central Valley, schedule an appointment at Baz today! We’re dedicated to effortless breathing all year round!

This entry was posted in Allergy, Allergy Treatment, Asthma on March 15, 2024 by admin admin.

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