Living with a Food Sensitivity

 

Having a food sensitivity can change your life, and avoiding a certain meal or dietary component might be difficult. Elimination of certain foods is now the most common treatment option and given that one-fifth of the population may be impacted by it at some point in their lives, finding alternatives is crucial. Food sensitivities impact your digestive tract in general which can be linked to other various symptoms as the gut plays a large role in your overall health. People with food sensitivities are unable to digest certain foods causing a variety of symptoms, which are uncomfortable but not life-threatening.

Let’s take a closer look at what food sensitivity is: Your body may respond negatively to some meals, resulting in food sensitivities. Frequently, the items we eat on a daily basis or crave are the ones that are causing the problem. Symptoms of food sensitivity can be caused by a variety of factors, including an enzyme deficiency, as in lactose intolerance; sensitivity to particular compounds, such as amines in chocolate and red wine, which can produce migraines; or an IgG immunological response, as indicated by your test findings. Food sensitivity has been related to IgG antibodies produced by your immune system when you eat particular foods, according to research. Antibodies normally form complexes with proteins in meals under normal circumstances. Your immune system then eliminates these complexes without causing any harm. These complexes may be deposited across the body if the immunological or digestive systems are weakened, causing inflammation and a variety of symptoms such as weariness, IBS, bloating, migraines, or being overweight. As a result, your body considers the item to be a “problem” food. Symptoms might last several days or longer and are frequently sporadic, making it difficult to determine which foods your body is having trouble dealing with.

Some of the most common signs of a food sensitivity consist of:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Eczema
  • Fatigue
  • Fluid retention
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Hyperactivity
  • Mood disorders
  • Tiredness
  • Urticaria
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Itching
  • Nausea
  • Rhinitis and Sinusitis
  • Stomach cramps
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss

Because symptoms of food sensitivities are commonly misdiagnosed as a chronic ailment, they can have a cascade effect on general health. Some people learn that they have been suffering from diseases for years that could be resolved by removing certain items from their diet. Food sensitivity symptoms can mimic those of other conditions, which is why it’s crucial to get professional assistance when trying to figure out what’s causing your symptoms.

Food sensitivities can produce a variety of symptoms. They commonly cause gastrointestinal symptoms such bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, cramps, and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as skin rashes, exhaustion, dark circles under the eyes, night sweats, and other chronic illnesses.

Food Sensitivity Testing

Food-specific IgG antibodies can be measured in your blood by collecting a simple finger-prick blood sample. In your customized Food Intolerance Test results, your IgG antibody levels are displayed.

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