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Have Asthma?
You Likely Have an Allergy as Well

Asthma is becoming an epidemic in the United States. The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma grows annually, with 26 million cur­rently affected. And according to a new study, nearly two-thirds or more of all asthmatics also have an allergy.

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Talking with Your Doctor about Allergic Asthma

If you’re living with allergic asthma, you know what a physical and emotional rollercoaster ride it can feel like. The best way to smooth out the ups and downs is by working with your healthcare professional to identify the precise triggers of your asthma symp­toms.

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IgE’s Role in Allergic Asthma

Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a type of antibody that is present in minute amounts in the body but plays a major role in allergic diseases. IgE binds to allergens and triggers the release of substances from mast cells that can cause inflammation. When IgE binds to mast cells, a cascade of allergic reaction can begin.

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