Urticaria, more commonly known as “hives,” is a skin reaction resulting in red, itchy bumps of varying size that fade and reappear as the reaction runs its course. The condition is considered chronic if the welts appear for more than six weeks and recur frequently over time. Short-term (acute) hives appear suddenly and clear up [...]
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Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. Lung cancer accounts for about 27% of all cancer deaths and is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, [...]
When allergy season comes around, you may have more to worry about than just a runny nose and sneezing; allergies can also affect your quality of sleep. Seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis, occurs when allergens in the air are breathed in, causing irritation and inflammation in the nasal passages. Allergens may include dust [...]
You are constantly warned about how severe your allergies can get when outside; but did you know that allergy triggers can be found inside your own home? There are multiple triggers all around your home, some may be obvious, but others are not. Learn about 10 allergy triggers that can be found in your home, [...]
Fort Myers pulmonologist and allergist Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad with Allergy Sleep & Lung Care discusses allergens that could be in your home with the local ABC station. Watch as he tours a typical home to show where allergens could be hiding.
Pollen counts vary from day to day, but Florida has one of the highest pollen counts year round. High pollen counts can result in severe allergy and asthma attacks with symptoms including sinus pressure that causes facial pain around the cheeks and eyes, body pain, headaches and migraines. Pollen counts are usually lower when the [...]
As daylight saving time gets closer, preparing a sleep schedule is important for your body. According to The National Institute of Health, the average adult aged 25 to 60 needs between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. Cutting back on sleep hours can take a toll on your body. In fact, not getting [...]
Allergy Sleep & Lung Care will be hosting a free lung cancer seminar on Thursday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. The seminar will be held at the Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point on 23190 Fashion Dr., Suite 105 in Estero, and will focus on providing education on lung cancer detection and advancements in treatment. [...]
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an estimated 15 million Americans suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, most commonly known as COPD, and millions more are likely to have it but are unaware of it. In comparison to the general population, veterans are three times more likely to develop COPD, as presented [...]
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad recently visited a lung cancer support group meeting to speak with caregivers, survivors and patients going through a lung cancer diagnosis. He spoke about screening, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment plans. He also talked about targeted therapy for lung cancer and low-dose CT scans for lung cancer screening. “It was a pleasure [...]