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While back that was a very important information if you were sneezing and wheezing right now you're not alone.
As we are in the height of allergy season right now.
And of suffering from seasonal allergies isn't tough enough.
What do you hear this a new study finds allergies may boost the severity of lung disease and respiratory problems.
In some people.
So doctor David somebody a member of the Fox News medical -- team and the chief of the division of robotics at mount Sinai hospital is here to weigh in on this issue.
So we're talking about.
-- smoking's bad enough.
Back -- -- -- news some very definitive problems with your respiratory.
But now you compound that with allergies right -- how do we how we deal with this -- we know that allergies might.
The -- a greater sense that we'll -- it is that so the perfect time to talk about analogies because that's when the season starts to come in.
And you see oh the ponds and everything and as you mentioned smoking is one of the highest risk factor for this CO PD chronic obstructive -- disease.
Which as you know consist of bronchitis and then presumably would be you simply put.
It's obstruction of -- -- and that's when people have cough shortness of breath.
They end up having to all the mucus that center.
Now for the longest time and we still think that smoking is up on top of the pyramid but now in this study coming out of John Hopkins.
Looking at 14100 patients are finding out that allergies could also be huge risk factor almost as bad as smoking real and it can cause a lot of triggering off of some of the symptoms that they may have.
They looked at half of the people that have no allergies just CO PD alone.
And the other ones that have allergies and CO PD and they find that the ones -- the -- -- Have worse cough -- shortness of breath.
Longer treatment with antibiotics so guess what instead of throwing all this -- -- steroids and medications to take terrorists UPD.
Probably go back and take care of allergies and that can actually make them feel better so this is.
The first study that's being published right now in -- the relation between allergy.
And CO PD and that's -- very interest this a look at Ford what -- -- best advice to avoid these kinds of -- if you talk to a lot of analogy -- they would say let's find out exactly what the triggers besides smoking.
It could be air pollution it could be hay fever -- ragweed pollen is.
And he wants you know what the -- is stay away from it that's very simple put so.
That's the first thing but I think a lot of wonderful treatments are coming -- and certainly -- Came -- Zheng here would this -- medication called dad acts which is also an anti inflammatory that's more effective.
But more exciting is if if you have it if depose or triggers cause if you're immune system.
-- make those antibodies and system -- A lot of times we took downtown Houston is right take care of this now they're going -- -- be immune system.
They're coming up -- this sub lingual medications you -- on the your target for by the year.
And gradually toward desensitize and your immune system so that's not gonna react and over time gradually you're going to be perfect very exciting thing -- of the that would try.
I would try that in order to avoid the kind of CO PD cop with absolutely hours and that's coming -- back to the first quarter it's in the for -- second phase it's gonna come up in in the first quarter of 2014.
Very exciting and the other thing I won't be able to know is that if you have COP the make sure and I know Jamie has always talked about distance on the house -- get your pneumonia vaccines and because are more susceptible to get pneumonia and that's how you protect yourself very important affirmative.
It's good and right.
And then Sunday house call we'll have that tomorrow at 10:30 AM with doctor seat on doctor's money thank you so much many exciting great to see their tweeting they're on FaceBook you can their primary where doctors are always sent.
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