May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Updated on Friday, May 1, 2015

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Atlanta Allergy & Asthma News
Approximately 50 million Americans are living with some type of allergy – including food allergies. Additionally, nearly 25 million people suffer from asthma. Often, the public does not understand the seriousness of these two diseases or their impact on the people that deal with them on a daily basis.Also, many do not understand the connection between allergies and asthma.

Eighty to 90 percent of children and 50 to 60 percent of adults with asthma have allergies as a trigger. It is critical to identify your asthma triggers and develop an asthma maintenance plan. Because asthma is a chronic disease, regular follow up visits by an allergy and asthma specialist will allow for proper control of your disease and can also help prevent progression. Together, you and your allergist will work to ensure that asthma does not interfere with your daily life.

At Atlanta Allergy & Asthma, our specially trained physicians are dedicated to providing state-of-the art, quality care to our patients with allergic disease and asthma. Our practice is committed to raising awareness, providing education to the public, and participating in research to continue to help develop new therapies that will benefit all patients with asthma and allergies.

This year, our own Dr. Stanley Fineman visited Capitol Hill to participate in a congressional briefing marking World Asthma Day on May 6, an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma with the objective of improving asthma awareness and care around the world. Dr. Fineman is also a board member of Allergy & Asthma Network which was celebrating their 30th anniversary helping to educate Congressional leaders on allergic diseases and the importance of specialty care. While there, Dr. Fineman presented an update on respiratory allergies.