Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, affects approximately 20 percent of people of all ages. The most common symptoms include nasal itching, watery nasal discharge, sneezing, itchy red eyes, sore throat, or hoarse voice. Allergic rhinitis is caused by a nasal reaction to small airborne particles called allergens (substances that cause an allergic reaction). [...]
HIVES OVERVIEW "Urticaria" or hives are raised areas of the skin that itch intensely and are red with a pale center. Hives develop when there is a reaction that activates immune cells in the skin called mast cells and release natural chemicals mainly histamine, which causes hive. In most cases, hives appear suddenly and disappear [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 and Lung Care's Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad discusses how rising pollen counts impact allergies and how to treat and manage symptoms on NBC. View the video below.
As another school year approaches, teens and college students are found milking every opportunity to stay out late, sleep in, or even spending time foregoing sleep entirely. Research proves that sleep regulates mood and is closely tied to learning and memory functions, making it critical for teens and young adults to practice healthy sleeping habits. [...]
Allergy, Sleep & Lung Care Urges COPD Sufferers to Seek Necessary Treatment to Gain Their Life Back Fort Myers, Fla. – For many, diagnoses of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be devastating, discouraging or hopeless. Heat and humidity brought by the end-of-summer weather conditions can make symptoms unbearable for those suffering this common lung [...]
Dr. Ahmad was featured on WBBH-TV, NBC-2, in Fort Myers discussing tips for dealing with allergies during the beginning of allergy season. View the video below.
Talking with your doctor is the best way to manage your allergy and/or asthma conditions. Here are 13 important questions to ask: What is a healthy humidity level in my home? Should I avoid extreme temperatures? How do I know when the air quality is poor? Is dust a problem? Can I have a pet? What's [...]