The start of a new year is a great time to make resolutions to be healthy. But in addition to the common resolutions about diet and exercise, people who suffer from allergies and related conditions should resolve to take control of their allergies, and not let their allergies control their lives. See the detailed explanations on our Services page for more information on how AASC can help you meet your new year's resolution if any of these situations sound familiar to you:
• Avoiding visiting friends because their pets make you wheeze or sneeze
• Staying indoors during pollen season peaks because the itching and sneezing isn't worth being outside
• Concern about long-term problems because you get so many antibiotics for sinus infections each year
• You refrain from activities because you're afraid they'll set off your asthma
• Frustration because your asthma seems to be limiting your peak performance in competitive sports
• You dread going to work because something at work bothers your nose, sinuses, lungs or skin, but it's tough to find another job
• Your doctor has a hard time treating sinus or bladder infections because you're allergic to so many antibiotics
• You've always wanted to try scuba diving, but your doctor says you can't because of your asthma
• Embarrassed to go to church or work because your cough makes everybody say, "You must be sick - why don't you stay home?"
• You feel bad for your child's misery, but your pediatrician says to stick it out because your child will "outgrow it"
• You get a rash from contact with some types of jewelry or other metals, but you can't figure out which ones will be okay
Every week we help people with situations like these, who always then say, "I feel so great - I wish I would've come to you sooner!" Don't let yourself be one of those people!