Asthma & Allergies Specialist

East West Integrative Health Clinic

Lisa Rosenberger, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist serving Branford, Guilford, New Haven, and East Haven, CT

If allergies or asthma are disrupting your life, you need the care and compassion of a doctor who can treat the underlying cause of your condition. Men, women, and children in Branford, Connecticut, turn to Dr. Lisa Rosenberger ND, LAc, at East West Integrative Health Clinic for comprehensive asthma and allergy support. Call the office to set up a consultation or use the secure online scheduler to book now.

Asthma & Allergies Q & A

What is asthma?

Asthma is a lung disease that inflames your airways and causes bronchospasms. More than 25 million Americans struggle with difficulty breathing due to asthma. The inflammation shrinks your bronchial tubes, and your lungs get less air than usual. Asthma can be chronic or sporadic. Signature symptoms of asthma include:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness

What triggers asthma?

Many things can trigger an asthma attack. Some of the most common causes of an asthma flare-up are:

  • Viruses
  • Colds
  • Medications
  • Sinus infections
  • Certain foods
  • Exercise
  • Pollen
  • Smoke
  • Perfumes
  • Stress
  • Extremely hot or cold weather
  • Allergies

What are the symptoms of allergies?

When your immune system overreacts to a specific substance, you experience an allergic reaction. Symptoms include:

  • Ear infections
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Watery eyes
  • Headaches
  • Skin rashes
  • Sinus infections
  • Diarrhea

What are the most common allergens?

Some of the most well-known allergy triggers, or allergens, are:

  • Mold
  • Grass
  • Foods, like nuts, dairy, and gluten
  • Pet hair
  • Pollen
  • Dust

How are allergies and asthma related?

Asthma and allergies are closely related. For about half of all people living with asthma, symptoms are triggered by the same things that trigger allergies in men, women, and children who don’t have asthma.

For many people, an allergic reaction can set off an asthma attack. The symptoms of allergies and asthma are nearly identical, though the location of the response is different. Allergies often affect the upper respiratory system while asthma attacks your lungs and upper bronchial passages.

How are allergies and asthma treated?

Prevention is the best medicine. At East West Integrative Health Clinic, Dr. Rosenberger helps you narrow down and identify your triggers so you can avoid them.

Also, she uses a multidisciplinary approach to blend the best of conventional therapies with complementary and alternative therapies. Some of the methods she applies as a treatment for allergies and asthma are:

  • Mind-body medicine
  • Nutritional guidance and support
  • Elimination diet recommendations
  • Herbal therapy
  • Chinese medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Supplement recommendations, such as zinc, fish oil, and probiotics.

For safe and effective holistic treatment for allergies and asthma, rely on the expert care that Dr. Rosenberger provides to residents of Branford, Connecticut, and surrounding cities. Call the office to learn more or book your appointment online.