Food Intolerance is a non-allergic food hypersensitivity, which can produce multiple symptoms including fluid retention, weight gain, acne and other skin problems, headaches, anxiety and bloating.
Is food intolerance common?
A very high percentage of people suffer from intolerances to specific food groups. If you have food intolerance you may be able to eat a small amounts of the offending foods without trouble, but once this threshold has been reached, the body starts reacting.
What are the causes of food intolerance?
The causes of food intolerance may include:
- Stress or psychological factors
- Food additives like sulfites used to preserve dried food and nitrites used in meat preservation
- Food poisoning caused by parasites, toxins and bacteria
- Irritable bowel syndrome- a chronic condition that can cause cramping, constipation and diarrhea.
- Celiac disease – a digestive condition triggered by eating gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains.
Can food intolerance be damaging to your health?
The continuous consumption of certain foods to which you have intolerance to, weakens your resistance to many common illnesses and conditions. A weak defense enables illnesses to develop and take hold of your body. In some instances it can trigger some diseases to form such as autoimmune thyroiditis, autoimmune joint diseases. Some studies have suggested there might be a relationship between food intolerance and dementia.
How can you find out what food(s) you are allergic to?
If you have a reaction after eating a particular food there is a specific test that can identify the different foods that your body is unable to digest and process properly. If you identify these symptoms and you are upset with indigestion problems then do not hesitate; call Euromed for a highly accurate and detailed Food Intolerance Test in Dubai.
How can food intolerances be detected?
If you believe that you are suffering from food intolerances or that you have an intolerance to certain food groups, there is a specific test that can identify the different foods that your body is unable to digest and process properly. For more information about food intolerance tests in Dubai, get in touch with Euromed today.
How do you treat food intolerances?
Once you identify food to which you have an intolerance, you will have to stop eating them for a certain period of time, after which your body will forget how to react to them. In some circumstances, you may be able to eat those foods again without having a reaction and no longer have a reaction.
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