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A 35-year-old member asked:

Injury prone (hamstrings): could food intolerance cause my muscular injuries and overall tightness in that area?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Unlikely: The vast majority of food intolerance symptoms are gastrointestinal such as bloating, gassiness, crampy abdominal pain, nonbloody diarrhea, etc. To my knowledge, food intolerance should not affect a persons' muscles including strength or tone.
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 25 years experience
Not likely: It is more probable that dehydration or electrolyte deficiency is the problem. There are also medications, like statins and some antibiotics, that can set you up for muscle and tendon injuries.
Last updated Dec 9, 2015

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