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Chronic Illness and Missing School – Words from a Patient

Being chronically ill is definitely a challenge especially when you are missing a lot of school.  When I was younger I missed a lot of school due to illness and infusions.  Trying to keep up with the missing school assignments was a struggle at times. I diagnosed with CVID at 11 years old. My par …

Diet and Inflammation – An HAE Patient’s Perspective

  I have Hereditary Angioedema which causes edema or swelling when I have flares. Since, I already struggle with having excess swelling in my body I thought it would be a good idea to do everything I could to help reduce the inflammation that I have.  I already receive infusions twice a week …

The difference between an Allergy and a Sensitivity – Dr. Edan Sarid

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(C) Erica Julson Dr. Edan Sarid: Many people can have adverse reactions to a variety of triggers – including foods, airborne irritants, topical products or medications. But how do you know if you are truly allergic or just ‘sensitive’ to the irritant? An allergy is an immune-media …

Staying Healthy During Winter – an IVIG Patient Testimonial

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IMMUNOe and Horizon Patient Testimonial As much as I love winter time being immune deficient definitely makes it harder.  The kids being in school means germs are more prevalent around the house.  That adds another level of complexity trying to stay healthy.  Unfortunately germs are a part of li …

My HAE Flare Warning Signs – A Patient’s Testimonial

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My HAE Flare Warning Signs I’m beginning to see behavioral patterns I have before I get an HAE (Hereditary Angioedema) flare.  I always thought these were just odd personality quirks that I have, but now I can see correlations to my behavior and the onset of a flare.  I find it is beneficial fo …

Teresa’s Journey | Persevering with CVID

How did I come to be in this place? The phone rang and on the other end was my daughter, Sara. She said, “Mom, would you be interested in going to Morroco and do a nine day women’s rally across the Sahara Desert?”. I thought for a moment and said, “You bet, let’s do th …

The Benefits of Early Asthma Intervention

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  At IMMUNOe Health Centers, we believe that early intervention is crucial when it comes to dealing with asthma. Why? Because: If left untreated, children who have severe asthma are more likely to still have asthma – as well as COPD – when they reach adulthood. The earlier symptoms …

Understanding Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases

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UNDERSTANDING PIDS A malfunctioning immune system is at the center of many complex – and often chronic – disorders and diseases: Because their immune system’s don’t work properly, people who have primary immune deficiencies (PIDs) are, generally, more susceptible to infectio …