Modena Allergy + Asthma Treats Immune Disorders in San Diego
If you suffer from an immune disorder, also called an immune deficiency, your body has difficulty fighting off foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. People with an immune deficiency are more susceptible to infections than everyone else. They get more severe infections, get them more often, or get infections that won’t go away, like recurrent sinusitis or bronchitis/pneumonia. These severe infections can be life-threatening or lead to extensive complications. Alternatively, recurrent infections can lead to permanent lung or tissue changes.
Diagnosing and treating immune deficiencies in San Diego requires an immunology specialist like Dr. Brian Modena at Modena Allergy + Asthma. Dr. Modena has diagnosed and treated some of the rarest primary immune deficiencies. His targeted workup for an immune deficiency starts with specialized labs and may end with doing genetic testing or even whole-genome sequencing. If you get infections that are more severe or more often than others, schedule a consultation to learn how Modena Allergy + Asthma can help you.
Simply put, an immune deficiency is a problem with your body’s immune system. The immune system is what protects us from foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. To date, there are more than 200 known different forms of primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDDs), and new ones are being identified every day. The immune system is complex and so there are many many ways or opportunities for chinks in the armor. For each of these PIDDs, there are one or more weak points in the immune system machinery that results in a poor ability to fight infections. Although most of these diseases are rare, others are not too uncommon, such as common variable immune deficiency (CVID). Dr. Brian Modena is an expert in finding and treating immune deficiencies before they cause further harm to your health.
Sophisticated, Next-level Testing
If you suffer from an immune deficiency, it's important to make the right diagnosis and make it sooner rather than later. After a diagnosis is made, the treatment varies depending on the disease. Treatments range from curative therapies like cell transplant to the replacement of antibodies through regular infusions (intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)). Once the correct diagnosis has been made, treatment is aimed at reducing infections and getting you back to a normal life. Yet, it will always be important for you to be regularly seen and monitored by an immunologist. By seeing an immunologist specialist at Modena Allergy + Asthma, San Diego immune disorder patients can be thoroughly evaluated and treated.
Reverse the Trend
Are you constantly suffering from sinus or lung or other infections, and no one can tell you why? Have you had multiple hospitalizations for severe infections? Do you have a family history of immune disorders? Is your child constantly sick and having growth and developmental delay? If so, you may have an undiagnosed immune deficiency.
Luckily, there are experts and help out there. It starts with an appointment with an immunologist like Dr. Brian Modena at Modena Allergy + Asthma. We offer a range of testing and treatment options to evaluate your immune system and keep it strong and healthy.
Boost Immunity With The Right Treatment
Your journey starts with helping us obtain any prior medical records or testing that has already been done. Many times, there is no need to repeat blood testing, especially if they were just performed. It also means that your workup can be sped up, and you’re that much closer to getting the right answer(s). We will send you a Records Release Authorization form, sent as a DocuSign. After you sign it, we will work with your other doctors’ offices to get a copy of your records. The next step is a visit with the doctor to tell your history and do an examination. You should plan to be here for over an hour.
The doctor will then send you for specialized lab work or imaging. It typically takes two weeks for all the test results to return. Thus, your second appointment will occur roughly two weeks after your initial appointment, where the doctor will discuss your test results in detail and give you a written plan of action. Your evaluation will help you understand your immune system in much greater detail. However, there is no guarantee that you will be diagnosed with an immune disorder. In fact, we often simply reassure patients that their immune system is working and functioning well.
Your San Diego immune disorder treatment depends on your diagnosis, which varies from person to person. For some patients, the diagnosis is clear, and treatment can start right away. For these patients, the impact and change in their life are often significant and immediate. For other patients, it may take weeks or months before we find an answer.
For others, we simply reassure them that their immune system is working well (and there is nothing to worry about). It all depends on you. Yet, the doctor will be with you along the way to reassure you and go over the test results.
You're Not Alone - Stop Suffering
Results vary from person to person. Having said that, our clinic and doctor have had many success stories–patients that were in and out of the hospital for years before being evaluated and treated appropriately. With our treatments for immune disorders San Diego patients are now able to live much fuller and healthier lives through therapy.
When To See An Allergy and Immunology Specialist
Renowned allergist and immunologist Dr. Brian Modena makes it his personal goal to answer tough questions and make rare or uncommon diagnoses. He provides the San Diego area with expert consultation and relief from immune conditions as well as allergies and asthma. Schedule a consultation with Modena Allergy + Asthma to begin your journey to living your best life.
Frequently Asked Questions
You don’t have to let allergies, asthma or immune system issues dictate your life. With a specialist like Dr. Brian Modena by your side, you can get back to living your best life.
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