Focus on Allergy

Taking a Bite Out of Food Allergies: From Assessment Through Management

September 28, 201515 min
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD

Guest: Robert Wood, MD

The prevalence of allergic diseases, including food allergies are increasing worldwide and the complexity and severity of allergic diseases continues to increase in children and young adults. At least 23 million people in the United States, including 7 million children, suffer from some kind of allergies – including specific food allergens. Join us as Dr. Wood discusses the quality of life burden of patients with food allergies as well as the individualized allergen avoidance strategies combined with appropriate medical intervention(s). Dr. Wood will also identify the hierarchy of causative allergens and discuss the effectiveness of a comprehensive avoidance and care plan for individuals impacted with food allergies.

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