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We welcome you to our practice at the National and International Allergy Clinic Dubai. We are focused on long term optimal health of our patients. The key word is long term health. We are dedicated to do so by Finding the Cause of Illness and Treating the Cause–rather than covering up symptoms with drugs. Instead of stitching up this, zapping that, we figure out what is wrong.

Dr.Shahid Abbas

MBBS, DCP, MSc Medical Immunology London
FAAAAI (Fellow American Of Academy Allergy Asthma And Immunology)
Consultant Allergy and Immunology

Dr. Shahid is the Consultant Doctor for Allergy and Immunology at B R Medical Suites with over 20 years of experience in diagnosis, research and treatment of Allergy, Allergy related diseases, Immunological diseases and Environmental diseases

Dr. Shahid is a UK qualified Doctor and trained in the USA, Germany and UK

He has extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases like Allergic Rhinitis (sneezing, watering nose, nose blockage, nose itching), Asthma, Urticaria, Rashes on skin, Eczema, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eye Allergy (Allergic Conjunctivitis), Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Immunological Diseases & Transplant Immunology from UK and in DNA Tissue typing, cross match and PRA from Pakistan

Dr. Shahid is ex-Chief Allergy, Immunology and CTDRD (Clinical & Tropical Research Division) in National Institute of Health, Islamabad and introduced newer concepts in Allergy diagnosis and treatment, Immuno Nutrition and Immuno boost for the first time in Pakistan after years of research in Pakistan and abroad

Dr. Shahid established Pollen Count Lab (Aerobiology Lab) in NIH, Islamabad and provided first Pollen and Mould Calendar for benefit of doctors and patients suffering from allergies

He has to his credit the Oral Allergy Vaccine (OAV) or SLIT (Sub Lingual Immuno Therapy) which has been approved by WHO and World Allergy Organization for treatment of allergies

Dr Shahid has designed a special OAV dropping dispenser which is the first dispenser to be used for oral allergy vaccines in the world

He believes that allergy is a disease which progresses both in severity and frequency with time and if not treated properly will cause severe allergic complications

He focuses on allergy in children that leads to physical and mental developmental problems. He advises parents, teachers and general public to check for early signs and symptoms like red ears, red cheeks, eye wrinkles, nose rub, eye circles, hyperactivity & aggressiveness as well as bed wetting

He initiated Painless Allergy Tests at BR Medical suites for children, old people and people scared of multiple painful pricks for allergy tests

He has presented and been awarded at various international conferences and meetings around the world. He is also the Editor of the Asia Pacific Allergy journal.

What are the benefits of such an approach and how does it bring long term optimal wellness?

There are three main benefits of this approach. The following example will make it clear. Let us assume you have headaches.If we can find the cause of your headaches and treat the cause, what will happen to your headaches? These will go away. So, the first benefit is: Getting Rid of Your Symptoms,When your headaches are gone, what will happen to your drug use? You are right-this will go down too. So the second benefit will be: Getting Rid of Your Drugs.

Who wants drugs when there are effective alternatives?

When your headaches are gone and drug use has gone down, what will happen to your visits to physicians, pharmacies and emergency room,etc.? Obviously dependence on them will be reduced. You will be a free person — free of symptoms — free of drugs — virtually free of dependence on the medical system. This is the crux. This is how you will be able to achieve optimal wellness and maintain it for decades to come. You may say, “I have severe asthma, or severe migraine headaches, or severe fatigue, or severe fibromyalgia or severe colitis,” or whatever your problems are. How is it possible to accomplish all this? A good question. The answer is very simple. “Educate – Not Medicate” is the basis for all this. We will walk you through this whole process. “Educate-Not Medicate”

What we believe

We all know that a patient’s beliefs can make a lot of difference in the end result of a treatment. Thinking positively, expecting positively, having an upbeat attitude, and taking an active role in your health is likely to bring much better results than otherwise.  In an article I recently came across, Larry Dossey, MD, raised an interesting question: “What is the effect of the physician’s belief system on a patient’s outcome?”

I had never thought of it like that, but as I pondered over this question, I realized that it has an immense impact. Therefore, I am sure you would like to know what I, as your physician, believe. We are all quite familiar with the traditional treatment that depends upon treating your symptoms with drugs. Use of antihistamines, painkillers, wheezing medicines, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-hypertensives, nerve pills, etc. are all examples of treating symptoms. Remember, a headache is not an aspirin-deficiency state.  As an environmental physician, this is my most important belief.  Diseases do not happen from lack of drugs in the body. Therefore, we stress finding the cause and treating the cause.

Aga Khan University CME Seminar on Cutaneous Allergies and Clinical Immunology

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