American Osteopathic Association Notes Rise of Allergy-Triggered Asthma, Need for Patient Education
Continually increasing pollen counts are causing more people to experience first-time allergy and asthma symptoms, signaling a need for physicians to educate patients about when to seek immediate medical attention, according to the American Osteopathic Association.
Over 70 percent of the 25 million Americans with asthma suffer from allergic asthma or “asthmergies.” People with first-time symptoms need to learn how to manage the condition and recognize when they require emergency intervention, according to Pamela Georgeson, DO, a board-certified allergist and immunologist in Michigan.
Read the full news release about symptoms of allergic asthma and when to seek medical attention for an attack.
The AOA also created an infographic on controlling allergic asthma, which can be found at www.osteopathic.org/asthmaallergyresource.