Over 50 million people in the United States have an allergy. Many people accept they have allergies and take medication without exploring it further, but understanding what triggers your allergies is essential in helping you manage them. Board-certified internist Farah Khan, MD, FACP, at Millennium Park Medical Associates offers allergy testing to help patients pinpoint what’s causing their symptoms. Call the practice in Greenwood Village, Colorado, today to make an appointment or book through the online scheduling tool.
Your body’s immune system is also a defense system. Sometimes it creates antibodies that identify certain substances as being harmful to your health, even if they’re normally not.
The body’s way of responding to these substances is to develop an allergic reaction when you come into contact with them. The material that triggers this response is an allergen.
No two people have the same response to an allergen. Allergic reactions can range from irritating to life-threatening.
Many people don’t know they have allergies. Instead, they put up with uncomfortable symptoms without realizing how compromised their quality of life is. Dr. Khan diagnoses allergies and creates personalized treatment plans for each of her patients.
Millennium Park Medical Associates uses allergy testing to determine the specific triggers that cause an allergic reaction. It allows them to prescribe treatment and empowers you to know what triggers you should avoid.
Even if you don’t get a definitive reason for your allergy, allergy tests can provide peace of mind by ruling out substances you believe may be to blame. Without it, you could end up avoiding certain substances or situations unnecessarily.
There are several ways Dr. Khan can identify what you’re allergic to.
Blood tests go to a lab for analysis, where they look for the presence of antibodies that fight specific allergens.
An elimination diet involves routinely cutting out certain foods from your diet and later adding them back in to find out if they cause a reaction.
Dr. Khan helps reduce the severity and frequency of allergic reactions so you can get back to feeling more like yourself. Book an appointment at Millennium Park Medical Associates over the phone or online today.