Inhalant Allergens and Allergic Rhinitis

 

While there are several types of rhinitis, approximately 50 to 70 percent of Americans suffer from allergy-induced rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis usually affects patients with a genetic predisposition to become sensitized to airborne substances such as ragweed, tree or grass pollens, dust mites, or animal dander. Usually, allergic rhinitis emerges at a young age and in patients with a strong family history of atopy, a term used to describe a group of patients who have a personal or family history of one or more of the following conditions: allergic rhinitis, hay fever, asthma, or eczema.

While allergic rhinitis can be purely seasonal, symptoms can also occur year-round, depending on the offending allergens. Patients who are allergic to grasses, trees, and ragweed frequently have seasonal symptoms. However, people who are allergic to dust, mold, or animal dander, commonly experience perennial symptoms.

In order to identify offending allergens, an allergist must first review the patient’s history and perform a physical examination. Then, skin testing will be performed by applying small amounts of allergens on the skin and pricking it. Within fifteen minutes, results from skin testing are apparent and show a reaction by producing a “weal,” or round red raised area, at the particular allergen’s site.

Patients with allergic rhinitis are initially treated with antihistamines and a nasal corticosteroid spray, instructed in the principles of allergen avoidance and explained their option of immunotherapy (allergy injections) in the event that a combination of oral, intranasal, or inhalant medication alone does not control their symptoms alone.

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A deep dive into musculoskeletal pain…

In this book, Dr. Tsai aims to offer readers a wider and deeper view of osteoarthritis, soft tissue rheumatism, and osteoporosis. Musculoskeletal pain is very common, but often misdiagnosed, and, therefore, treatment can be misguided. Not all pain should be dismissed as osteoarthritis, as several other conditions exist that may be the source of pain. To clarify the subtleties of this issue to readers and health providers, Dr. Tsai grouped the chapters anatomically and emphasized the similarities and differences of their symptoms, unique locations, and different treatment options. The main goal of this book is to help prevent patients and healthcare providers from being misguided by relying on X-ray, CT scan, and MRI findings alone.

This book is broken into three parts:

Part 1 focuses on the causes and symptoms of osteoarthritis and soft tissue rheumatism. Topics are organized anatomically, discussing OA and soft tissue rheumatism in various sections of the body.

Part 2 lists some treatment options for osteoarthritis, including pharmacological treatments, dietary supplements, exercise, and regenerative treatments.

Part 3 discusses osteoporosis, going through causes, symptoms, and treatment options.

Osteoarthritis, Soft Tissue Rheumatism, & Osteoporosis was written to be easily read by anyone, no matter their level of medical knowledge. Additionally, several illustrations are included to help visualize concepts and make them easier to grasp.

This book can be purchased online as an eBook or as a physical copy at our main office at the checkout desk or over the phone.

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Dr. Tsai organizes several of these articles together to discuss common arthritis, autoimmune, and allergy conditions. The goal of this book is to help those who may be suffering from arthritis, autoimmune disorders, or allergies gain a better understanding of what they’re feeling and how their condition may be treated.

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For several years, Dr. Tsai has been writing bi-weekly medical columns for The Daytona Beach News-Journal. In this book, Dr. Tsai organizes several of these articles together to discuss common arthritis, autoimmune, and allergy conditions. The goal of this book is to help those who may be suffering from arthritis, autoimmune disorders, or allergies gain a better understanding of what they’re feeling and how their condition may be treated.

This book is broken into three parts:

Part 1 focuses on inflammatory arthritis conditions and their treatments. These include rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. (For information about osteoarthritis, check out Dr. Tsai’s second book:
Osteoarthritis, Soft Tissue Rheumatism, & Osteoporosis)

Part 2 looks at some autoimmune disorders and analyzes their causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Topics in this section include lupus and vasculitis.

Part 3 discusses allergies. The section explains types of allergic reactions, how they work, types of allergies, and how they can be treated.

Arthritis, Autoimmune Disorders, & Allergy was written to be easily read by anyone, no matter their level of medical knowledge. Additionally, several illustrations and photos are included to help visualize concepts and make them easier to grasp.

This book can be purchased online as an eBook or as a physical copy at our main office at the checkout desk or over the phone.

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