Friday, May 6, 2016

Five Fast Facts About Asthma And Allergies in New York

1) 1 in 5 Americans Suffer from Allergies and Asthma.  That's ALOT of New Yorkers!
Symptoms of allergies and signs you should get help are:
  • Chronic nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Runny Nose
  • Waking from Sleep From your Symptoms
  • Missing school, work or social engagements because your symptoms are out of control
2) New York City is not just a concrete jungle. Allergies and Asthma in New York are on the Rise!

Ranking 31 out of 100 New York is the most challenging city's to live with allergies and asthma This is up from 41 from last year according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's "Spring Allergy Capitals Rankings".  What's the worst city?  Jackson, Mississippi.

3) What's the Top Cause for Children Missing School in New York? - Asthma.
13 million days of school are missed each year according to the Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

How can you get your child's asthma under control?  Gramercy Allergy and Asthma is here to help.  Schedule an appointment to help identify triggers, causes of flare ups and how to manage your allergy and asthma symptoms in New York before they become severe.  Set up an asthma action plan and put it to use.  Having a plan can keep you and your family out of the emergency department.

4) Did you know that 1 in 13 children have a food allergy.  That's nearly 2 children in every classroom. Every 3 minutes someone has a reaction to food.  The number of children with food allergies has increased by 50%  from 2007-2011 and there is no clear answer as why.

New York is painting the town teal this weekend and is leading the way in the #TealTakeover!  

Sunday May 8 marks the beginning of Food Allergy Awareness Week.   There are lots of exciting events happening this May to honor Food Allergy Awareness Week! The Empire State Building will shine in teal from sunset on Sunday, May 8, to 2 a.m. on Monday, May 9! Nearly a dozen other buildings across the country will be lighting up in teal, and there are planned online gatherings, so check our calendar and mark yours!  

Take a shot of the Empire State Building and tweet it #TealTakeover to show your support for those with food allergies.

5) Did you know that 1 in 11 children have asthma and 1 in 12 Adults have Asthma?  
Sadly  every day 9 people die from asthma attacks every day.   There are race, gender and economic disparities in the people who have asthma.

  • Women are more likely to have asthma then men.
  • In children, boys are more likely to have asthma then girls
  • Multi-race and blacks are more likely to have asthma then caucasians
  • Adults making less then $75,000 per year are more likely to have asthma.  

 What can you do if your asthma is uncontrolled?  Gramercy Allergy and Asthma is here to help.  We help New Yorkers every day with allergies and asthma.

Pledge to your self to make May the month you take control over your allergies and asthma in New York.    

  • Get Tested!
  • Know Your Triggers!
  • Have a plan for dealing with symptoms!
  • Get Treatment!
Want more specific advice on surviving New York’s Allergy Season?  Visit our website http://www.gramercyallergy.com or click here to schedule an appointment online.

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