Many times it happens that when you eat something you feel so intolerable and you think that is food allergy but often it’s due to food intolerance. Food allergy and food intolerance are commonly unclear as both have similar type of symptoms. Although in food intolerance immune system is not involve which do not cause the panic allergic reactions, and food allergy is an immune response. In allergy tests food intolerance never shows.
Symptoms of food intolerance
Symptoms of food intolerance can include:
- rapid breathing
- headache, migraine
- burning sensations on the skin
- tightness across the face and chest
- breathing problems – asthma-like symptoms
- allergy-like reactions.
Symptoms of food allergy
The symptoms of mild to moderate food allergy include:
- itching, burning and swelling around the mouth
- swelling of face or eyes
- runny nose
- skin rash (eczema)
- hives (urticaria – skin becomes red and raised)
- diarrhoea, abdominal cramps
- breathing difficulties, including wheezing and asthma
- vomiting, nausea.
Causes of Food intolerance
Food like rajma, chickpeas, cabbage is commonly used recipes by Indians. As desi lifestyle allow them to eat such food. But such food is cause the gas formation or constipation. If someone is experiencing problem while eating such food, they must stop. People who eat such kind of food always complaining of abdominal pain, nausea, anxiety, fatigue and diarrhoea and they are unable to digest it properly and start getting health issues.
You may be shocked by reading the fact that most prevalent food item in which Indians are intolerant is found to be peas and the second most common is cola nut and many types of candies. Insufficient cooking of red kidney beans, pea can cause development of food intolerance.
Causes of food allergy
Peanut allergy is one of the most common allergies in young children along with peanut, many other are also allergic foods like tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, sesame, fish, shellfish and soy cause allergy reactions.
Food Intolerance Test
Sometimes many doctors are unable to recognize food intolerance. Professional diagnosis is really necessary to in such cases. This test help to diagnose a large range of food items a patient might be intolerant to. Every person who is suffering from food intolerance must have Food Intolerance Test.
There is no permanent solution to food intolerance apart from complete diet plan and avoid from unhealthy food.