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Tips to Prevent Vacation Allergies and Asthma

Summer is a time for travel and outdoor adventures, but exploring a new place could also lead to unexpected allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Vacation allergies and asthma can get in the way of the fun you had planned and ruin your limited vacation time. To prevent allergy and asthma symptoms, it’s important to do [...]

Heat and Asthma: How Warming Temperatures Trigger Asthma

For many, the rise in temperature and humidity of summer in Fort Myers also brings out allergy and asthma symptoms; but why? The answer is a little more complicated than you think. Researchers have found that heated air could be a trigger for asthma because heat stress affects the physiology of your airways. Usually this [...]

Enjoy the Outdoors with Asthma and Allergies in Fort Myers

Enjoying the outdoors may seem impossible with asthma or allergies in Fort Myers, but learning healthy outdoor habits can help asthma and allergy sufferers enjoy the outdoors again. The main trigger for asthma and allergies outside is often pollen. During the spring, trees, weeds and grasses release pollen to fertilize other plants. When they travel [...]

Spring Forward Feeling Rested: How to avoid loss of sleep from daylight savings time

Three words that are sure to send shivers down your spine this upcoming March: daylight savings time. The notorious time of year can be so negative for people that the entire state of Arizona decided to remove it. But if you live outside of that state, you have to adjust your body to it to [...]

Allergy Season Has Arrived in February for Florida

The allergy season in Florida begins in February and board certified allergy physician in Fort Myers provides helpful tips to reduce symptoms. FORT MYERS, Fla. – Feb. 12, 2016 – For anyone who suffers from springtime allergies, they may have noticed that their symptoms may be flaring up. Increased allergens such as high levels of pollen [...]

Dr. Ahmad Featured in The News-Press on Lung Cancer Screening

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad, board certified pulmonologist with Allergy Sleep & Lung Care was featured in The Fort Myers News-Press discussing the importance of lung cancer screening. View the story as it appeared in the newspaper below. Lung cancer screening saves lives With November recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the experts at Allergy Sleep & [...]

Fort Myers Pulmonologist Offers Tips on Lung Cancer Screening

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Allergy Sleep & Lung Care is offering advice on screenings to maintain a healthy set of lungs FORT MYERS, Fla. – Nov. 5, 2015 – With November recognized as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the experts at Allergy Sleep & Lung Care are encouraging local residents to increase awareness [...]

Later School Start Times are Healthier

By Imtiaz Ahmad, M.D., M.P.H., F.C.C.P., Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, Founder of Allergy Sleep & Lung Care As back to school season begins, it’s important for parents to get their children into a healthy sleep schedule. But as any parent knows, getting them to unplug from technology, into bed early and up in time [...]

How to Survive the Summer Living With COPD and Asthma

FORT MYERS, Fla. – July 14, 2015 – During the warmer summer months, people living with chronic breathing conditions like COPD and asthma have to be more cautious of flare-ups and attacks. To make the summer season more bearable, board certified pulmonologist Imtiaz Ahmad, M.D. with Allergy Sleep & Lung Care provides helpful tips to [...]

How Aging Affects Sleep

Learn why you can’t sleep well and how to start sleeping better tonight Getting a good night of sleep is critical for all age groups to maintain healthy energy levels. Unfortunately, as we age, adults tend to get less sleep and poor overall quality of sleep. Sleep occurs in stages: dreamless periods of light sleep [...]