Monthly Archives: June 2013

Peanut Allergy

There has been promising new work on a oral immunotherapy or desensitization to peanuts. In the initial studies patients started with a very low level of peanut protein, in a very controlled fashion. Initial amounts were equal to about 1/1,000 … Continue reading

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Milk Allergy

Contrary to common belief, a milk allergy is not the same as lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest a sugar (lactose) found in milk products. Milk allergy refers an allergic reaction to cow’s milk. If you are … Continue reading

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What is asthma?

Asthma is a disease of increased responsiveness of the airways to various stimuli including allergens and irritants that cause obstruction of the airways.  Constriction of muscles around the airway and inflammation result in swelling of the lining and increased secretion … Continue reading

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What Is COPD?

COPD means Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary (Lung) Disease. The key words are “chronic” and “obstructive.” Chronic means that it’s going to be with you a long time. Obstructive means that airflow in the lungs is partly blocked. COPD includes chronic bronchitis, … Continue reading

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