Allergy Treatment Specialist

BioviveMD

Dr. Kane Lai

Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Encino, CA & Denver, CO

When you suffer from environmental or food allergies, it can have a negative impact on your overall health. Kane Lai, MD, and the team of skilled providers at BioviveMD don’t just treat allergy symptoms. They work to eliminate your body’s allergic response using the newest techniques for immunotherapy. BioviveMD specializes in regenerative and anti-aging medicine and has locations in both Denver and Encino, California. To schedule an allergy evaluation, call the clinic nearest you today or make an appointment online.

Allergy Treatment Q & A

What causes allergies?

Your immune system was designed to protect your body against infections that can make you sick. When bacteria or viruses invade your body, your immune system destroys them by producing antibodies. 

It also triggers the release of histamines: These chemicals produce inflammation, which helps trap and remove the infectious invaders. 

When you have an allergy, your immune system responds to a non-infectious substance, like pollen or a specific type of food. It releases antibodies and histamines, but it can’t disable the substance, and it can’t remove it from your body if you continue to be exposed to it. 

Things that trigger an allergic reaction are called allergens. Some of the most common allergens include:

  • Pollens
  • Pet dander
  • Dust mites
  • Mold
  • Bee or wasp stings
  • Latex

Many people are allergic to certain foods, such as peanuts, tree nuts, and dairy. Medications, especially penicillin, can also cause an allergic reaction.

What are the symptoms of allergies?

When you have an allergy, the histamine reaction produced when you come into contact with an allergen can create inflammation in your sinuses, airways, skin, or digestive system.

Environmental allergies like pollens typically cause “hay fever,” which results in:

  • Sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy, watery eyes

Other types of allergies may cause hives, digestive trouble, facial swelling, or wheezing. Anaphylaxis is an extreme allergic reaction that causes dangerous swelling of the airways. It can be life-threatening without immediate medical attention.

What types of allergy treatment are available?

The experienced providers at BioviveMD perform allergy testing using the most advanced techniques to determine the exact cause of your allergy symptoms. Food allergies and some other types of allergies can be controlled by taking steps to avoid exposure to allergens. 

Immunotherapy is an effective treatment option for environmental and pet allergies. This involves a daily regimen of exposure to micro-doses of purified allergens. 

Gradually (usually over a few years), this controlled exposure desensitizes patients to the antigen, so the body stops having a reaction to the substance.

For a natural solution to allergies that doesn’t require medication, schedule an evaluation with an expert physician today. Call the BioviveMD clinic nearest you or make an appointment online.