Tag: allergy and immunology

What’s New in Parkinson’s Treatment

What’s New in Parkinson’s Treatment

Today’s Parkinson’s treatment options address the symptoms of tremors, stiffness, and slow movement to improve quality of life. However, they do little to slow the progression of this disease.  Fortunately, research is helping us better understand Parkinson’s. While early signs of Parkinson’s disease can be overlooked, once it’s diagnosed, treatment

Lactose Intolerance: It’s Different Than Having a Milk Allergy

Lactose Intolerance: It’s Different Than Having a Milk Allergy

If you have a dairy allergy, chances are you’ve heard this question many times: So, you have a lactose intolerance, right? Those with dairy issues commonly encounter confusion over lactose intolerance and milk allergy. Over the years, I’ve received questions from relatives who can’t understand why tiny amounts of milk

Getting to the Bottom of Food Sensitivities

While it seems like everyone is swearing off some food or other these days, we actually know very little about so-called food sensitivities. “The term ‘food sensitivity’ is subjective, and not necessarily a true allergy or intolerance,” says Karen Robbins, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology

Some of the Newest Food Allergies Have Nonfood Triggers; How Best to Test

When is a food allergy not a food allergy? When it’s triggered by factors outside the food chain, like pollen or latex. The now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t nature of such allergies, in which a person is allergic to certain foods only under certain conditions, makes them difficult to diagnosis and treat.Although one

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