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how is bloat related to food intolerance?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Food Intolerance: Separate from a true food allergy. An intolerance is a non-immune mediated adverse reaction to whatever is eaten (best example is lactose intolerance....Loss of the lactase enzyme). Bloating is one of the most common side effects as your body is unable to process the food.
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What exactly is a food intolerance?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Food intolerance: Food intolerance is a generic term that has had its meaning morphed over time. Food intolerance is any food that a person cannot tolerate. This can be due to allergies, enzyme deficiencies (like lactase deficiency), medication interactions (tetracyclines and milk), uncomfortable feelings (green pepper causing gastic reflux), and somatic (beans causing 'excessive' flatulence). These are just exampl.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What percentage of the population has a food intolerance?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Practically everyone: Food intolerance is common, variable, and individual and may even include such innocuous ingestants as water. Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs".
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if a person has food intolerance?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Food intolerance : A food intolerance is any reaction to a food that i can't explain physiologically for you. You have symptoms, but i as your allergist cannot prove that they are due to a classic allergic reaction, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, a previous gallbladder operation, a viral infection, food poisonong or anything else that we do understand. It's vague, but means you don't feel good when you eat it.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of food intolerance?

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Dr. Luis Matos
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Any related to food: Any symptoms that are uncomfortable associated with eating a food can be called a food intolerance. The term intolerance does not specify a particular cause. Commonly those symptoms which are not related to a food allergy are considered an intolerance.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: food intolerance?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Not an allergy: Sensitivity means allergy. Intolerance means something else - usually an inability to digest a component of the food in question. If you are intolerant to cow's milk it could be because you can't digest milk sugar also called lactose. That is called lactose intolerance which is due to lack of an enzyme that digests the milk sugar. The enzyme is called lactase.

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