Are You a Candidate for Allergy Testing?

Are You a Candidate for Allergy Testing?

Many people today suffer from allergies, whether they are food-related, seasonal or anything in between. However, while some allergies can be managed with over-the-counter medications, others are much more severe and can impact your ability to live your day-to-day life. Some allergies can even lead to serious health effects, hospitalization or even death.

If you are experiencing unknown symptoms or extreme allergic reactions, one of the first and most important things you need to do is to get to the root of the issue. If you are experiencing these symptoms and don’t know the cause, then it is time to contact a professional for allergy testing.

What many people don’t realize about allergies, is that the symptoms of both allergies and asthma actually develop gradually over time. So, even if you’ve never noticed the symptoms of allergies before or found that they were relatively manageable, they can and will often get worse. When you can get to the bottom of your allergy issues, you can find out which allergens are involved with your reaction and effectively avoid what triggers your condition.

How Do I Know It’s Time for Allergy Testing?

Many people have a general idea of what causes their allergy symptoms but may not be fully informed of the source of their actual allergies. The best way to determine what exactly triggers these reactions is through a professional allergy test. In addition to understanding your allergies better, an allergy test is also the first step towards getting the treatment you need to finally get the relief that you need. Here are a few tell-tale signs that it is time to make an appointment and finally get an allergy test.

  • You notice an increase in difficulty breathing, sinus infections, and nasal congestion, especially during a certain time of year.
  • You feel as though your asthma or allergy symptoms have decreased your quality of life.
  • You experience allergy symptoms for several months during the year.
  • You are unable to control your symptoms through over-the-counter allergy medicine.
  • You are unable to perform your normal daily activities due to the severity of your symptoms.
  • You often struggle to catch your breath, wheeze or cough in the evening or after exercising or you often feel shortness of breath or tightness in your chest.
  • Even with asthma medications, you are having frequent asthma attacks that are impacting your quality of life.

If you are interested in allergy testing and believe you are a candidate for this procedure, then contact the pros at LT Men’s Clinic today. Give us a call at 817-369-3605 to schedule an appointment for your allergy test and to finally determine the root of your allergy symptoms.