Allergies are the body's adverse reactions to substances that are generally harmless. These substances, known as allergens, can come from various sources such as dust, pollen, pet dander, certain foods, or medications. At Lifebridge Health Centre, our dedicated team of professionals is committed to helping you understand and manage your allergies.
Allergy symptoms can vary significantly in severity from minor inconveniences to life-threatening emergencies. Common symptoms include sneezing, itching, rash, and watery eyes. Severe reactions, known as anaphylaxis, can cause difficulty breathing, a rapid drop in blood pressure, and loss of consciousness. Lifebridge Health Centre offers comprehensive diagnostic services to accurately identify your allergy triggers.
At Lifebridge Health Centre, treatment options for allergies are tailored to each patient's specific needs. These may include lifestyle adjustments, such as avoiding allergen exposure, and medication, such as antihistamines. Immunotherapy, which gradually exposes the body to larger amounts of the allergen, can also be an effective long-term solution.
Preventing allergy symptoms can often be achieved by avoiding known allergens, but this is not always possible. Lifebridge Health Centre can provide you with strategies and tools to manage your exposure to allergens and reduce the frequency and severity of your symptoms.
Lifebridge Health Centre is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals living with allergies. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals is committed to providing comprehensive, patient-centered care, from diagnosis through treatment. At Lifebridge Health Centre, we believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge and tools to manage their allergies effectively.