It happened overnight, but the opening of office #17, North Miami Beach, feels like the blissful, nurtured birth of a newborn. The official birth-date is Monday February 13, 2012 and we can honestly say it’s been love at first sight for all of us at Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care.
We are honored to have been chosen by Dr. Krayanek, one of our former associates, to lead his office upon his retirement. We very much look forward to meeting his patients and helping them… Breathe Easy Once Again!
Despite the challenges of today’s economy, Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care continues its strategic growth and authoritative presence throughout South Florida. Our goal is to continue offering the best quality and friendly care to address the health needs of our community neighbors. Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care is the largest practice of its kind serving South Florida for the past 38 years!
Address: 16401 NW 2nd Avenue | Suite 201 | North Miami Beach, FL 33169
Phone: (305) 945-4131
How are they different?
What is it? According to FAAN, a food allergy is when the immune system mistakes a certain food as harmful and creates antibodies to said food. Next time the food is eaten the immune system releases histamines and other chemicals that cause the “allergic” reaction. How it manifests: Common symptoms can be related to the gastrointestinal system (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), respiratory system (sneezing, coughing, runny nose, itchy throat or nose, shortness of breath) or skin (swelling, itching or hives). Just being in the presence of the allergen can be life threatening and trigger anaphylaxis. This is the most dangerous combination of symptoms that in severe cases could cause swelling of the throat or tongue, shortness of breath that can be fatal without immediate attention and epinephrine. Time-lapse: In most cases food allergies “disappear” with adulthood. Except for some resistant ones like allergy to nuts.
What is it? a food intolerance is a negative reaction, often delayed, to a food, beverage, food additive, or compound found in foods that produces symptoms in one or more body organs and systems, but it is not a true food allergy. A true food allergy requires the presence of antibodies against the food, and food intolerance does not. How it manifests: The most common reactions to food intolerances involve the digestive system (diarrhea, bloating or nausea) and headaches. However, many times the known symptoms for food allergies may also be present (on a different scale) in food intolerances, which contributes to the confusion and misdiagnosis between these two conditions. Time-lapse: they usually manifest with age.
Consult an expert, like Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care, who specializes in allergy, asthma & immunology and will be able to perform the most up-to-date testing in order to pinpoint your condition. Once the proper diagnosis has been made, our board certified doctors will give you an action plan to properly manage or get rid of your condition. Understanding and correctly treating these conditions will make your life much more enjoyable. If you suspect your child or yourself to be suffering from food allergies or food intolerances, do not hesitate to reach out to any of our 16 locations throughout the South Florida area. Let Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care help you… Breathe Easy Once Again !
P.S. Have you ever heard of the word Eatocracy? Recent studies show that 35% of school aged kids diagnosed with food allergies are bullied or teased, according to the journal of the ACAAI. More on this later…