How can allergy testing help treat my asthma?
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA HAS SHOWN A MARKED INCREASE IN THE LAST CENTURY.
1 in 10 people in Australia and 1 in 4 New Zealanders have it. These are the highest numbers in the world.
If asthma is poorly controlled it can lead to more rapid deterioration of lung functions. This can have severe consequences in later life leading to a condition much the same as Emphysema (remodelling of airways).
It is thus of utmost importance to control asthma very well. We do not know all the reasons why people get asthma, but we do know that 80% of asthmatics show signs of allergies. One of the key investigations to find out what allergies people have is allergy testing.
At Lloyds Northside Clinic, we specialise in doing allergy testing. We can also help patients assess the severity of their asthma condition.
Patients will get a detailed plan on how to avoid the things that they are allergic to as well as advice on the latest treatment guidelines.