Do you know a significant percentage of people in Tehran are suffering from allergies and many are not aware of their disease?

Sneezing, wheezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy throat and coughing, handling, these are some symptoms of allergic diseases. If you or your children from allergies, asthma, sinusitis, skin rash, hives, food or drug allergies are suffering, we can help you

About Clinic

Allergy is a prevalent disease that adversely affects the quality of life of affected individuals. Due to increased modernization, industrialization, and also ineffective control of industrial and non-industrial pollutants, the incidence and prevalence rates of the spectrum of allergic diseases are rising.Accordingly, the Academic Center for  Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) – Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) branch, with the help of distinguished members of the Immunology,  Asthma, and Allergy research center at the TUMS, has established a subspecialty clinic dedicated to the management of allergic diseases. In this clinic, patients with asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic cough, food and drug allergies, insect bites and anaphylaxis, urticaria and angioedema, and other allergic diseases are visited by subspecialists in   immunology, asthma, and allergy. Diagnostic tests including spirometry, patch test, etc. are performed onsite and immunotherapy is offered as needed.

Clinical director of Allergy: Dr Vahid Ghobadi dana
drghobadidana@yahoo.com

Allergy Clinic -ACECR-TUMS Branch Tehran University of Medical Sciences

11 Tips to Reduce Indoor Allergens

11 Tips to Reduce Indoor Allergens

Dust mites, mold spores, and other allergens in your home can trigger those miserable symptoms all winter long.

Winter brings many people with allergies a break from their symptoms. But for others, winter can be the start of a whole new allergy season. "Winter allergies are typically going to be the indoor allergens such as pets, dust mites, and mold," says Julie McNairn, MD, an allergist/immunologist in Cincinnati. She says that for people who live in tropical climates, pollen allergies can linger year-round, even through the winter. But in places where temperatures dip in the winter, it's generally indoor allergens that cause symptoms.

Dust Mites, Dander, Roaches, and Mold


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Asthma and the City

Asthma and the City

Living with asthma in an urban setting can make it harder to breathe for several reasons. Try these tips for better living.

City living can mean an exciting, thriving environment for kids and adults alike, but when you're managing asthma, an urban setting can make that self-care challenging.

“There are many factors that link asthma and city living. For people who have allergies, cockroaches and rodents are a big factor. Exhaust fumes and stress are other important factors,” says Rachel Szekely, MD, an allergy, pulmonary, and critical care specialist at the Cleveland Clinic. Understanding how location and asthma are intertwined is the first step to getting your health under control.

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Kids Who Eat Fish Early May Be Less Likely to Get Asthma

Kids Who Eat Fish Early May Be Less Likely to Get Asthma

But timing is key when it comes to consuming fish for asthma prevention.

Children who first ate fish between the ages of 6 months and 1 year of age had a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms compared to those who first ate fish before age 6 months or after their first birthdays, according to a Dutch study published in Pediatrics.

Researchers from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam analyzed health and diet information on 7,210 Dutch children born between 2002 and 2006. Out of that group, 1,281 first ate fish before they were 6 months old, 5,498 first ate fish between the ages of 6 and 12 months, and 431 first ate fish after 12 months of age. Then, when the children reached their fourth years, researchers re-assessed their medical records to find out how many parents reported asthma-like symptoms of wheezing and shortness of breath.

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Fat Hormone May Play Role in Adult Asthma

Fat Hormone May Play Role in Adult Asthma

Women with low levels of the fat hormone adiponectin are at a greater risk for developing adult-onset asthma.

Women with low levels of the hormone adiponectin, derived from visceral fat, may be more likely to develop adult-onset asthma, an observational analysis suggested.

The lowest adiponectin concentrations predicted a doubled risk of incident asthma within the next five years, Akshay Sood, MD, MPH, of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and colleagues found.

That risk was even higher for current smokers, the group reported online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

"Measures that raise systemic adiponectin concentrations may lead to newer ways to prevent asthma among women, particularly among those who smoke," they wrote.

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What Is Nocturnal Asthma?

What Is Nocturnal Asthma?

For many people with asthma, their symptoms occur at night. Here's why and what you can do to sleep better.

If you wake up at night coughing, wheezing, and feeling breathless, you could have nocturnal asthma. So, what is nocturnal asthma? Also called nighttime asthma, it is the type of asthma that gets worse at night.

It’s not unusual for asthma symptoms to worsen after dark. Even in healthy people, “your best lung function is between noon and 4 p.m.,” said Ileen Gilbert, MD, a pulmonary specialist at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin. “And it is at its worst between 3 and 4 in the morning.”

One reason for the decline in lung function is your body’s circadian rhythm, or natural clock, which causes hormone production to ebb and flow. During the wee hours of the morning, levels of the hormones that protect against asthma symptoms are at their lowest, Dr. Gilbert explained. If you have asthma, you're more likely to wake up coughing and wheezing as these levels fall.

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