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We Can Help lessen allergy symptoms and improve Your overall comfort and health

Proactive Wellness AllergiesOh those allergies! According to, at least one out of every five Americans suffers from allergies. Common causes of allergy symptoms include food allergies such as peanut allergy or milk allergy, and seasonal allergies resulting from grass, weed, tree pollen, or various molds. Cat allergies and dog allergies can also cause miserable symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion, and wheezing. Allergic skin conditions can cause a rash and itchy skin.

Some of us are able to identify an allergic reaction to something right away. Some of us have allergies that can trigger an asthma attack or vise versa. Sometimes we do not know that we have an allergy to something and all of a sudden we are not feeling well and we end up in the emergency room. Allergies can be deadly if we do not know what to watch for.

Get the right treatment to control your seasonal and indoor allergies, so you can breathe better and have a better quality life. Try to stay one step ahead for an allergy-free season! First, you need to know what type of allergies you have so that you can customize a successful allergen avoidance and management plan.

How Can Dr. Arena Help?

The strength of both the immune and respiratory systems depends largely on proper communication between the brain and spinal cord to control and coordinate their functions properly. When there are interruptions in this communication such as misalignments of the neck, immunity may be compromised. This upper cervical joint irritation can exaggerate or even produce allergic and asthmatic symptoms. Through manipulation of the joints and soft tissue either through traditional chiropractic adjustment or spinal decompression, Dr. Arena can help restore alignment and open the necessary pathways of communication between the brain and spine.

In addition to promoting a stronger immune system, adjustments may also help regulate the rush of histamine and amount of cortisol produced during high allergy season. The majority of allergies involve release of inflammatory producing substances such as histamine.  Adequate production of cortisol, an anti-inflammatory hormone produced by the adrenal gland is necessary to combat this.  Understandably, many allergy sufferers are also found to have weak adrenal gland function. What many do not realize is that the adrenal gland is fed directly by the T9 spinal level nerve root, meaning once again, that spinal misalignments can greatly impact allergic reactions. By helping to maintain balance and regulation of important allergy-fighting hormones, Dr. Arena can help allergy sufferers find relief and lessen reliance on anti-histamines.

Along with spinal adjustments, Dr. Arena can offer helpful lifestyle and nutritional advice to patients based on their specific needs. Dr. Arena practice a holistic method of medicine which recognizes that the human body is healthier and functions at a higher level when all aspects of health are taken into account, including physical, nutritional, and environmental. For allergy sufferers, certain foods and environmental factors may improve or worsen their symptoms. Dr. Arena can help you determine lifestyle and dietary changes that may serve to lessen allergy symptoms and improve overall comfort and health. 

If you are among the millions of Americans who suffer from a wide range of allergies, there may be a solution to help minimize your symptoms.  Dr. Arena can help identify any underlying neck or back misalignments which may be compromising your immune system.  Furthermore, he can help you determine best practices and eating habits to help keep allergic reactions at bay. 

A few Tips to Help Control your Seasonal Allergies

If you know that you eyes suffer from allergies . . . the eyes are watering or maybe swollen, cool eye compresses may improve appearance and reduce unwanted eye allergy symptoms. Big sunglasses to block pollen entry into your eyes and eyelids, especially on windy days may help.  

Shampoo your hair in the evening if you have been outdoors for an extended time and wear a wide-brimmed hat to prevent pollens from landing on the top of your head. Avoid wearing hair products on high pollen days . . . Hair products act as "pollen magnets".

Make sure to avoid going to bed with your day clothes on.  This will keep unwanted pollens brought into your bedroom.

See if your smart phone offers a free Allergy APP.  Staff members found the Allergy Alert APP to be one of the best one out there. It is free and it doesn't advertise pharmaceutical companies (at least it doesn't so far).

Plan ahead before you head out.  Avoid exercising outdoors until the pollen levels returns to normal. Avoid touching your eyes and face. When mowing the lawn or doing yard work, wear a mask and gloves.  Never line dry your clothes outdoors, because the pollen will adhere to your linens, towels, etc.

Read this article at about allergic reaction causes.  It is very important to know what can trigger an allergy attack. Make sure to visit your doctor so that he or she can make recommendations for you.

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