Allergy and Asthma

Sizing Up Symptoms

On average, elementary school children get six to eight colds each school year, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. For high school kids, it's about half of that; and seasonal allergies are believed to affect as many as 40% of U.S. children. Although the symptoms of colds and allergies can be similar, there are also some key differences.

We consulted Ed Neuzil, Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at the Allergy Sinus & Asthma Family Health Center to find out what to be on the lookout for when your child comes home with the sniffles.

Fending Off Food Allergies

Summertime means barbeques, picnics, and an occasional insect bite. But for people suffering from food allergies it can also mean some serious reactions.

Symptoms can start minutes after eating the offending food; or as long as a few hours after. Problems may range from mild, itchy bumps and stomachaches to severe and life-threatening symptoms like swelling of the throat and breathing difficulties.

Ed Neuzil, Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Allergy Sinus & Asthma Family Health Center explains how they can identify and manage your food allergy symptoms.

The Weight Of Obesity

More than two-thirds of American adults are overweight. It has become an important medical concern that is affecting our quality of life. Obesity puts us at risk for serious health conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Excess weight can also strain our joints, and affect our mood, energy levels and ability to breathe.

We spoke with Ed Neuzil, Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse at Allergy Sinus & Asthma Family Health Center about how our weight and particularly excess belly fat raises our risk for developing chronic COPD.

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