Disease States

At Capital Allergy & Respiratory Disease Center we strive to meet and exceed your expectations for treatments of a diverse spectrum of health conditions. In particular, we specialize in respiratory, allergic, sleep and immunologic disorders. We have staff that are highly trained in addressing the diagnosis and treatment of these needs. Please review clinician descriptions for further information.

[toggle title="Asthma"]Asthma is a condition of the lungs characterized by inflammation and reversible narrowing of the airways, affecting children and adults. Asthma is very common, and often related to allergy. Pulmonary function tests may be needed to determine if narrowing of the airway is present. Goals for the treatment of asthma are to control or minimize symptoms and normalize lung function. Most of our providers also can diagnose and treat COPD (Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis).[/toggle] [toggle title="Allergy/Rhinitis/Sinusitis"]Allergy is an abnormal response in our bodies to common substances, such as plants, foods, household dust and pets or medications. People with allergies may have symptoms such as sneezing, cough, itching and increase secretions (runny nose, tears, etc.) Risks for allergy include genetics (family history) and environment. Certain tests and treatment are possible for many forms of allergy. Sinusitis may also present with similar symptoms (congestion, nasal drainage).[/toggle] [toggle title="Eczema"]Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a skin problem consisting of dry, itchy, scaly or weeping skin. Allergies are frequently found in patients with eczema. Food sensitivity in children can cause eczema. Contact with household chemicals and personal care products can cause eczema in adults.[/toggle] [toggle title="Urticaria"]Urticaria form a raised, red, itchy rash frequently called hives or welts. They are very common and there are hundreds of causes of hives. In some patients, the cause of urticaria may not be found. A form of deep tissue swelling called angioedema can accompany urticaria. Treatment includes avoidance and frequently regular medications.[/toggle] [toggle title="Cystic Fibrosis"]Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic inherited disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. We offer newborn screening counseling, diagnostic work-up of suspected new cases as well as long term management of patients with this inherited chronic disease. We are affiliated with Sutter Memorial Hospital, a North America Cystic Fibrosis Foundation accredited center. Through this center we are able to provide integrated multidisciplinary care to patients with cystic fibrosis.[/toggle] [toggle title="Drug and Insect Allergy"]All medications (prescription, generic, OTC, supplements) may cause forms of intolerances in humans. Similarly, insects such as Hymenoptera, can cause allergic reactions. Symptoms may range from mild to severe to life threatening. Avoiding products or situations known to cause previous reactions is critical, unless instructed by a medical professional. Personal identification tags or jewelry is also helpful. Medications to treat reactions may be recommended.[/toggle] [toggle title="Sleep"]We provide diagnostic services to aid in the evaluation and treatment of respiratory disorders, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders (e.g., delayed sleep phase syndrome) and movement disorders (e.g., periodic limb movement disorders) during sleep for adults and children. We are affiliated with two sleep laboratories of Sutter Community Hospitals (Howe Avenue and Roseville).[/toggle] [toggle title="Food Allergy"]Food Allergies are a common and increasing problem in children adults. Many symptoms may accompany food allergies, including gastrointestinal (e.g nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, cramping), skin reactions such as hives or eczema, respiratory complaints (cough or wheezing) or general symptoms (poor weight gain, lethargy). Investigation for food should be made in concert with your health care provider. Treatments are available.[/toggle]

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