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The 411 on Asthma - Asthma treatment at Allergy RI

The 4-1-1 on Asthma

May 17, 2022

The first A in our name AAPRI stands for asthma. But what exactly is asthma? In his book, Allergy Free with Dr. Z: Understanding Allergies, Asthma, and Much, Much More, Dr. Z describes asthma is “a hypersensitivity of the airways with a tendency toward constriction and swelling.” This means that when a person with asthma […]

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As spring allergy season is upon us, you may not be sleeping as well as you’d like. That’s because allergies can often disrupt sleep and poor sleep can make you more vulnerable to an allergic response—creating a bit of a catch-22.

The Sleep-Allergy Conundrum

May 3, 2022

As spring allergy season is upon us, you may not be sleeping as well as you’d like. That’s because allergies can often disrupt sleep and poor sleep can make you more vulnerable to an allergic response—creating a bit of a catch-22.

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What’s the buzz about insect sting allergies? Rhode Island Allergy Help

What’s the Buzz About Insect Sting Allergies?

April 19, 2022

About 2 million people in the U.S. have an allergic reaction to being stung by certain insects. The most common culprits are bees, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, and fire ants. What happens when you get stung?

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Vitamin D is an essential nutrient you need to be healthy. It helps your body absorb calcium, which supports healthy teeth and bones, and it helps boost your immune system.

Is Vitamin D Good for Your Gut?

April 5, 2022

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient you need to be healthy. It helps your body absorb calcium, which supports healthy teeth and bones, and it helps boost your immune system. But did you know that vitamin D is also really good for maintaining a healthy gut microbiome?

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Ahhh… with the warmer weather of spring also comes spring allergy season. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), spring allergy symptoms could come earlier and hit harder this year. Here’s what to expect and 4 tips on how you can do more than just suffer through this year’s allergy season.

4 Tips for Beating Spring Allergies

March 22, 2022

Ahhh… with the warmer weather of spring also comes spring allergy season. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), spring allergy symptoms could come earlier and hit harder this year. Here’s what to expect and 4 tips on how you can do more than just suffer through this year’s allergy season.

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Hives on the Rise

Why Are Hives on the Rise?

March 9, 2022

Hives is becoming increasingly common these days, particularly chronic hives, or CIU (chronic idiopathic uticaria), which means the hives have lasted 6 weeks or more. In fact, AAPRI has seen a dramatic rise in the number of people with hives—about 30% of new patients, up from 5% 20 years ago according to Dr. Z. Here, Dr. Z shares his thoughts about what may be causing the proliferation of hives and how to get to the root cause with functional medicine.

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