Is Your Immune System Broken?

Get Tested for Allergies and Sensitivities

Environmental Allergies?

Sneezing? Itchy skin? Chronic Fatigue? Trouble breathing? Brain Fog?  Every year, over 30 million Americans are affected by allergies. The problem is, you could be allergic to any number of things indoors and outdoors: dust, pollen, ragweed, pets, plant/molds, pests, etc.   

Testing and Treatment
In partnership with Elite Allergy Services, testing and treatment is offered in our office using the same criteria set forth by the AAAI (American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology) and the AAOA (American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy) associations using the prick/puncture (diluted allergen is applied using a small, disposable plastic device to prick the the surface of the skin), or the intradermal (diluted allergen injected just below the surface of the skin) method. Results are available immediately after testing and treatment options, including immunotherapy (allergy shots) can be planned.

Associated Conditions
Sleep Apnea/Snoring, Weight Gain, Anxiety/Depression, Learning Problems, Irritability, Worsening of Autoimmune Diseases (ie- Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Alopecia Areata, etc), Joint Aches/Pains, Migraines, Canker Sores, Frequent Sinus/Ear Infections, Gastritis/Acid Reflux, Frequent Colds/Bronchitis, Dizziness, Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Insurance Coverage
Testing and treatment is typically covered by most major insurance plans.

Are Foods the Problem?

Adverse food reactions can make you feel sick and lead to chronic illnesses. Often it is unknown exactly which food(s) may be the cause.  Testing for the presence of IgG antibodies is useful for individuals who suspect that a food is responsible for causing their symptoms, but can’t quite identify which food(s).  The presence of circulating IgG antibodies to foods may also be suggestive of increased intestinal permeability, also referred to as “leaky gut syndrome.” When the tight junctions forming the barrier in the gut don’t work properly, larger substances can “leak” through, causing an immune response.

Testing and Treatment
Partnering with Genova Diagnostics we can customize a diet for you, by performing a simple blood test in the office, rather than relying on generalized diet recommendations, or restricting foods unnecessarily.  Within in 1-2 weeks, you will be provided with an eating plan based on your results whereby foods that are suspected of causing adverse reactions are temporarily removed from your diet. These foods are then carefully reintroduced at a later date. Elimination diets can pinpoint symptom-triggering foods that may cause or worsen chronic health issues you may be experiencing.   Symptom improvement is usually noticed within 2-4 weeks.

Associated Conditions
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Major Depressive Disorder, Migraines, Skin Rashes, Joint Aches/Pains, Autoimmune Diseases, Crohn’s Disease, Obesity, Stomach Aches, Acid Reflux, “Brain Fog”, Hives/Rashes, Nasal Congestion/Ear Pressure, Swelling, Shortness  of Breath/Wheezing/Coughing

Insurance Coverage
Testing and treatment for food allergies may be covered by your insurance.

Should you get tested?

Take our test and find out!