Spring is coming and that means allergy season is upon us.

This is the time of year when more and more people need anti-allergy medications in conjunction with their traditional medications.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from Real Seasonal Allergies.

Liudmila Schafer, MD, FACP an Internal Medicine Physician and Medical Oncologist with The Doctor Connect, joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom with “5 Things to Know About Allergies So You Can Thrive Through the Season”.

Bloom airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.