Welcome to the Allergy and Immunology website, which is designed to help you navigate your way through your allergic and immunological concerns.The Allergy and Immunology Awareness Program (AIAP) is an HMC based program dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about these conditions.Here you can learn about some of the basics and most common conditions, stay updated on the latest news and scientific advances for allergies and primary immunodeficiencies.These pages also aim to support parents of children who have one or more of these conditions. As such we have stories and activities for our younger patients in the kids’ corner.Allergic/immunological conditions usually start in childhood and most of the time, carry on well into adulthood. Not only do they have clear physical effects on a person, but also social, emotional and psychological ones, due to the chronic nature of the majority of these diseases.Advances in medicine have made it possible to manage these diseases through pharmaceuticals as well as healthier daily choices. Living and coping with what could be the long term use of medications and lifestyle adaptations, can be a journey. As such, the AIAP was born to guide you through that journey, to simplify and create easy access to relevant information from sources you can trust.We hope that through the resources presented on this site, we are able to link you to the information you and your family need. Dr. Mehdi AdeliMD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, FAAP, A.B.A.I, A.B.PSenior Consultant, Allergy & Immunology Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine-QatarPediatrics Department,Hamad Medical Corporation
25th September is World Lung Day, we will be asking people to care for your lungs and keep them healthy.
Say no to tobacco: Tobacco causes 8 million deaths every year and is the main cause of many lung diseases. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4000 chemicals, many of which are toxic and can cause cancer. Stopping smoking is the best way to improve your lung health and overall health.
Protect your lungs through vaccination: Getting vaccinated can protect you from lots of different infectious diseases and help you keep your lungs healthy. Pneumococcal pneumonia, COVID-19, influenza and whooping cough are examples of respiratory infections that can be prevented by vaccination.
Breathe clean air: Air pollution kills an estimated 7 million people worldwide every year. WHO data shows that 9 out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. The lungs are the first point of entry for air pollution into the body and are therefore the first affected organ.
Take regular physical activity: Regular physical activity and exercise improve quality of life, whether you are healthy or you have a lung condition. It is best to ask the guidance of a doctor or physiotherapist before you begin changing your activity levels.