See us for allergies treatment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maple Shade, New Jersey, Bala Cynwyd , Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas. The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine uses functional medicine to treat Allergies and other chronic medical conditions.
What are Allergies?
Allergies are the body’s response to something usually dust, mold, trees, weeds, pet dander and even food to which most have no reaction. When someone is allergic to something, the body overproduces antibodies which then produce histamines. Histamines are the culprits that cause the symptoms of allergies.
What Causes Allergies?
The cause of allergies comes from the body’s reaction to allergens. When antigens, which are the protein particles in all sorts of substances from foods, dust, pollen, and other factors, enter the body and cause a reaction they become allergens.
What Are the Symptoms of Allergies?
The symptoms of allergies vary from person to person as well as from the element to which they are allergic. For the most part, people who come into contact with that element experience the following symptoms:
- Watery, itchy eyes
- Runny nose
- Stuffy nose or congestion
- Swelling inside the mouth or bronchial tubes (food allergies)
How Are Allergies Treated with Functional Medicine?
Like any chronic condition, functional medicine seeks to find the cause of your allergies rather than just treat the symptoms as done with traditional medicine. Once we determine the cause, we work to lower and even eliminate the symptoms of allergies by designing an effective treatment plan that decreases the effects that allergens have on your body. Treatment plans vary with each patient but usually involve making modifications to your lifestyle and avoiding the suspected allergens as well as adding nutritional supplements to your diet to support your immune system and calm inflammation.
What Is the Cost of Treating Allergies through Functional Medicine?
At the Falcone Center, the cost for treating patients in Philadelphia, PA, Maple Shade, NJ, and the surrounding area is based on the appointment. Deposit is due when scheduling initial appointment.
It is important to note that the Falcone Center does not accept insurance as it is considered an “out-of-network provider” by most major insurance plans. While we cannot file insurance claims on our patients’ behalf, we can easily provide them with receipts and the necessary paperwork to file for reimbursement. We suggest that our patients determine whether their plans cover functional medicine prior to making an appointment.
How Can the Falcone Center Help Me with My Allergies?
At the Falcone Center, our goal of allergy treatment is to reduce or eliminate your symptoms by decreasing the stress that allergens place on your immune system. Your treatment plan is individualized based on your test results. This plan often involves a multi-faceted approach which may include avoidance of suspected allergens, environmental and lifestyle modifications, nutritional supplementation, and immunotherapy.
How Do I Begin Allergy Treatment at the Falcone Center?
To begin allergy treatment, please contact us to schedule an initial consultation and evaluation to determine the cause of the allergy. Additionally, we require patients to fill out our new patient forms and return them before the initial consultation. This allows us to review the information and have a better understanding of the condition. Dr. Falcone will lay out an effective treatment plan to lessen and even eradicate allergic reactions from your system.
Dr. Victoria Falcone, director of The Falcone Center for Functional and Cosmetic Medicine, is board certified in Family Medicine. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a member of The Institute of Functional Medicine, The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), and The American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Falcone offers a unique approach to health, wellness, and rejuvenation, helping men, women and children look and feel better both inside and out. Please call today to schedule your initial consultation!