Not only is allergic disease increasingly prevalent, but unfortunately in many situations, it tends to be a chronic problem. Not surprisingly, it tends to significantly affect the day to day living and general quality of life, not only for the patient but also other family members.
Studies suggest that chronic allergic disease is associated with significant morbidity and poor health-related quality of life measures. It has the potential to disrupt lives and livelihoods, and this can have significant social and financial implications.
Therefore, patient and family education is a very important part of managing allergies.
There are many resources available to patients, including national and international patient support groups and organizations. Links to some of these support organizations has been provided on the site. Under the care and guidance of a qualified Immunologist and allergist, you will learn the tools of living and managing your allergic disease to the optimum.