How to manage allergies and food sensitivities
Food and environmental allergies and sensitivities can make your life difficult. Sneezing, congestion, and rashes can impact one’s quality of life, especially if patients are unable to determine their particular allergens. With the help of our team at the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine in Stamford, Connecticut, we can assist you in determining your unique sensitivities and allergens to provide an effective plan of action to improve your symptoms and help you feel more like yourself!
What is the difference between an allergen and a sensitivity?
An allergen is an environmental substance that causes an individual to have a reaction. These reactions range from mild itching and sneezing to more severe reactions such as hives or even anaphylaxis. Sensitivities are similar, except that the reaction is not always immediate. Instead, food and environmental sensitivities can cause more chronic symptoms like fatigue, headaches, and digestive issues.
What can be done to determine allergens and sensitivities in individual patients?
At the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine in Stamford, we specialize in testing to determine your unique sensitivities. We offer an allergy/sensitivity testing panel utilizing advanced technology that can identify potential allergens and sensitivities. In addition to this testing, we also provide comprehensive patient consultations with lifestyle and dietary modifications tailored to each individual’s needs and current medical concerns. A customized plan ensures patients can improve their quality of life and reduce symptoms that interfere with day-to-day activities.
How can these issues be treated?
At our office, we use the latest technology to help identify allergens and sensitivities. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized plan of action to reduce or eliminate your symptoms. We can also provide nutritional guidance and lifestyle recommendations as part of our holistic treatment plan.
Do you suspect food or environmental allergies and sensitivities?
Getting a proper diagnosis of your condition allows our team at the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine to get a better idea of the holistic ways these symptoms can be addressed to improve your quality of life. If you need a diagnosis to start your journey toward a healthier body, call (866) 320-6402 to request an appointment at the Stamford, CT office at 1200 High Ridge Road, Floor 2. We are open to new and returning patients and serve individuals in Darien, Greenwich, Port Chester, Fairfield, and Wilton.