Are allergies and sensitivities exhausting? Then we at Finding the Root Cause might be able to help. Low-dose allergen immunotherapy (LDA) reduces allergy symptoms and boosts the immune system. T-suppressor cells, which regulate allergen response, are stimulated by LDA therapy.
We can treat food allergies, environmental sensitivity, asthma, eczema, and more with a personalized LDA serum made from low-allergen doses. Here we will explain how LDA works, who can use it, its benefits, and safety precautions. You may also skip the reading and schedule an appointment for low-dose allergen immunotherapy in Fort Worth with Dr. John Staniland to boost your allergy resistance and health. Contact us today to get started.
What Are Allergies, Anyways?
Allergies are one of the most common chronic conditions in the world! Allergy symptoms range from making you miserable to putting you at risk for life-threatening reactions.
Allergies happen when the body recognizes harmless substances like pollen, dust, food, chemicals, etc. as threatening. The body attempts to fight off and eliminate these substances, even though they are not really a problem. This is where your sniffles, runny nose, cough, and other annoying allergy symptoms come into play.
The good news is, you can train your immune system to ignore these harmless triggers. No more faulty defense responses mean you’ll feel better and ditch your allergy symptoms using low-dose allergen immunotherapy.
What Is Low-Dose Allergen Immunotherapy?
Low-Dose Allergen Immunotherapy (LDA) reduces allergy symptoms and boosts the immune system. LDA stimulates the formation of T-suppressor cells, which regulate the immune system’s reaction to allergens.
We employ a very low dosage of allergens at Finding the Root Cause to avoid allergic sensitivity and intolerance to inhalants, pollens, dust mites, danders, foods, and chemicals. Our LDA therapy may assist with food allergies and environmental sensitivity.
How Does LDA Work?
LDA works by injecting a little quantity of beta-glucuronidase. This enzyme increases the immune system’s reaction to allergens and blocks the body’s blocking antibodies. It regulates the immunological response to allergens, reduces inflammation, and boosts immune function by increasing the development of T-suppressor cells. This may lessen allergy symptoms and increase tolerance to allergens. Whether your allergies are severe or simply an annoyance, LDA may provide you with much-needed relief. Many patients experience relief after their first treatment!
How Does LDA Therapy Help Reduce Allergy Symptoms?
Following the treatment of LDA therapy, there is an increase in T cells (the helpers). Helper T cells help regulate the immune system to not fight off foreign substances. The helpers control the immune system, keep the immune system tolerant, and prevent autoimmune diseases from developing.
The helpers address unnecessary responses to the foreign substances, which then “shuts off” the allergic reaction from taking place. The original T Cells were not doing that, but with the LDA treatment, the reaction does not take long to appear.
The helpers and the glucuronidase in the dose team up and help with this function. The glucuronidase increases the effectiveness of the tiny amount of foreign substances (allergens) contained in the LDA formula. Therefore, you have safe, small amounts of allergens that retrain your immune system to not have a reaction!
Here’s a step-by-step explanation of how Low-Dose Allergen Immunotherapy (LDA) works:
- Identify: When allergens are identified, a personalized LDA serum is made using a very low dosage of the allergen plus a combination of enzymes and other chemicals that modulate the immune system.
- Injection: The LDA serum is then injected into the patient’s skin, often on the inside of the arm or thigh.
- Stimulation: After the LDA serum is injected, it acts by boosting the development of T-suppressor cells, which play a critical role in controlling the immune system’s reaction to allergens. These cells minimize inflammation and boost immunity.
- Improved Tolerance: LDA may help the body tolerate more allergens, enabling people to enjoy more foods and settings without allergic symptoms.
Who can benefit from low-dose allergen immunotherapy?
Taking low-dose allergen immunotherapy can benefit a variety of people. These include:
- Individuals with allergies to pollen, dust, mold, or animal dander
- Individuals with food allergies or sensitivities
- Chemically sensitive people
- Autoimmune patients
- Individuals with allergies, asthma, or eczema
- People who have not seen relief from conventional allergy treatments
- Individuals who want to take fewer allergy drugs
- Individuals who desire to boost their immune function and minimize inflammation.
Identifying the Root Cause helps patients uncover allergies and sensitivities and create a unique LDA treatment plan. This implies we can assist with moderate allergies to severe ones.
What are the Benefits of LDA?
Low-Dose Allergen Immunotherapy (LDA) can offer several benefits to individuals suffering from allergies and sensitivities, including:
- Reduced symptoms
- Improved immune function
- Increased tolerance
- Customized treatment plans
- Safe and effective
- Long-lasting results
- Improved quality of life
Is LDA Safe?
While LDA is an incredibly safe and efficient therapeutic option for persons suffering from allergies and sensitivities it is seldom linked with negative effects and may be used safely and successfully in most circumstances. Some of the risks include;
- While rare, this life-threatening allergic reaction is possible. If a patient is hypersensitive to the immunotherapy allergen, anaphylaxis can occur. That is why we strictly follow LDA safety guidelines and follow up with you after the treatment is administered.
- Anaphylaxis symptoms include hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, and sudden blood pressure drop.
- Injection sites may swell or itch.
- These reactions can be either mild or severe.
- Hives, itching, and asthma after the injection may indicate a more serious allergic reaction.
- Skin punctures risk infection.
- Allergen immunotherapy can pose a little infection risk.
- Allergen immunotherapy may cause complications in asthmatic patients.
Before allergen immunotherapy, patients should discuss risks and benefits with a doctor. Contact the doctor’s office of Dr. John Staniland to learn more if LDA is right for you.
Can a Family Doctor Administer LDA treatments?
Yes, a family doctor certified to administer low-dose allergen immunotherapy can treat patients. Our highly trained and experienced family doctors at Finding the Root Cause are certified to administer LDA and other innovative treatments to help our patients manage their allergies and sensitivities.
Schedule an LDA Appointment
To end, low-dose allergen immunotherapy (LDA) is a safe and effective treatment for allergies and sensitivities that has many benefits. To get on the path of improved immune function, allergy symptoms, and quality of life schedule an LDA appointment with Dr. John Staniland today by calling 817-346-5111 or by visiting our office at 6100 Harris Pkwy #340 Fort Worth, TX 76132 (Inside Hospital Atrium).