Allergy Facts

Asthma and Allergies in the U.S.Here are some allergy facts:

  • Each year approximately 25% of Americans suffer from allergies. (1) 
  • Allergy is the 5th leading cause of disease in the U.S. among all ages and a major cause of work absenteeism.(2) 
  • Direct costs accounted for nearly $6 billion ($5.7 billion in medications and $300 million in office visits). (2)
  • Each year, allergies account for more than 17 million outpatient office visits, primarily in the spring and fall; seasonal allergies account for more than half of all allergy visits.(3)


  • (1)Annual U.S. Prevalence Statistics for Chronic Diseases.
  • (2)Chronic Conditions: A Challenge for the 21st Century,” National Academy on an Aging Society, 2000
  • (3)CDC Fast Facts A-Z,” Vital Health Statistics, 2003
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About Aroop Banerji N.D., L.Ac

Aroop Banerji N.D.., L.Ac is a naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist. He obtained his bachelor science in Environmental Toxicology from the University of California – Davis. He pursued doctoral education in Naturopathic Medicine and graduate level training in Chinese Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. He specializes in using dietary supplements, diet therapies, herbal medicines, and acupuncture for chronic health complaints.
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