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Allergy testing

What allergy testing is and how it works

allergy-testing

Definition:

Food Allergy is a reaction involves the body’s immune system and is a reaction to a specific food or foods that are causing distressing and often severe symptoms.

Food Intolerance is not so clear-cut.Food Intolerance reactions do not involve IgE antibodies or the immune system.

Description:

Food Allergy is a reaction involves the body’s immune system and is a reaction to a specific food or foods that are causing distressing and often severe symptoms.

Symptoms caused by an allergic reaction usually develop rapidly and can range from mild to severe cases ( anaphylaxis) that are life threatening and require immediate attention with adrenaline injection and admission to A and E.

Reactions can often occur to trace amounts of foods so complete exclusion is essential.

IgE mediated food allergies are easier to diagnose and if the foods are totally excluded, it is possible to remain completely free from any symptoms. Non IgE mediated food allergy can be more difficult to diagnose.

Food Intolerance reactions do not involve IgE antibodies or the immune system.

Reactions are usually delayed occurring several hours and sometimes up to several days after eating the offending food.

Food Intolerance has been associated with a wide range of health issues in the population including eczema, headaches and migraines, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, and joint pain.

Sufferers of food intolerance frequently complain of lethargy or fogginess and of being generally unwell. You can be intolerant to several foods and it could take a long time before an individual identifies the problem foods and gain some long-term relief.

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