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Can food allergies lead to lupis?

Can food allergies lead to lupis?

No: I am not aware of any studies which associate food allergies as a predisposition to lupus. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

What can cause "failure to thrive syndrome" in children?

Many issues: This is a descriptive term indicating an infant or child who fails to meet the parameters for age and size and weight and in fact is falling down. This is an index of problems that need explanation. Categories: child abuse, malabsorption, severe infection, chronic illness, cancer, blood dyscrasias, inherited issues. Your pediatrician should be consulted immediately to sort this out. ...Read more

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Does a prolonged elimination diet (eg AIP) cause food allergies or anaphylaxis to foods that you eliminated?

Does a prolonged elimination diet (eg AIP) cause food allergies or anaphylaxis to foods that you eliminated?

Not usually: If you eliminated a food you are allergic to even for a long time, the reaction is unpredictable on reintroduction but it is unlikely that this action alone eliminates the food allergy. However some food allergies do tend to fade away (milk, egg etc0 with time-whether this is from having avoided it for a long time or not is unclear. ...Read more

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Does Parkinson's disease eventually lead to lack appetite, due to inability to swallow food?

Does Parkinson's disease eventually lead to lack appetite, due to  inability to swallow food?

Late stages: The late stages of parkinson's disease may lead to difficulty coordinating a swallow and an inability to safely swallow food. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause you some body odor?

Can food allergies cause you some body odor?

Foods not allergy: Foods that we eat can effect our breath and the way our body smells. Garlic, onions and curry spices all are absorbed and then secreted in sweat altering body fragrance. It's not an allergy, in fact, it's physiologic. Foods that we eat are not completely broken down in the small intestine & enter the circulation. This is not leaky gut syndrome. Igg antibodies protect us from any potential harm. ...Read more

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Do allergies to food cause gastritis?

Do allergies to food cause gastritis?

They may: There are many ways to cause distress. First, go see your doctor. Make sure nothing else is causing this. Then try an elimination diet for 30 days, adding foods back one at a time (every 5 days), watch for reactions.You may have outright allergies or food intolerances. Both can cause distress. Meanwhile try dgl (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) before each meal to start to heal the stomach lining. ...Read more

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Can secondary infections (sinusitis) cause minimal change disease to flare up...spilling protein.

Can secondary infections (sinusitis)  cause minimal change disease to flare up...spilling protein.

Not really: get a repeat urine analysisi, culture and kidney function studies. You may need a 24 hour urine analysisi and/or a reanl ultrasound if symtoms persisit. ...Read more

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Can food allergy and nutrition cause adhd symptoms.

Can food allergy and nutrition cause adhd symptoms.

No.: Although you will find some doctors, who insist that they can cause ADHD symptoms, the standard, majority view -- and my view -- is that they can't. ...Read more

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Does Parkinson's disease eventually lead to lack of desire to eat food, due to your inability to swallow food?

Does Parkinson's disease eventually lead to lack of desire to eat food, due to your inability to swallow food?

DOPAMINE IS THE KEY: If we understand what else Dopamine does, it is your pleasure juice, attention juice, juice of balance , so the direct impact of not having enough Dopamine in substantia nigra, has primary effects, plus secondary effects could include depression may resulting in other symptoms, . ...Read more

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Can having hypothyroidism cause food allergies or sensitivities?

Can having hypothyroidism cause food allergies or sensitivities?

No: Hypothyroidism does not cause food allergies or sensitivities. People hypothyroidism may have gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible that hiccups can cause someone to lose weight vomit, and have renal failure ?

Is it possible that hiccups can cause someone to lose weight vomit, and have renal failure ?

Hiccups and kidney: Hiccups is a symptom, not a cause of renal failure. Vomiting and anorexia are also symptoms of renal failure. I suspect the person you are talking about has renal failure caused by factors other than hiccups. ...Read more

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If someone has low stomach acid and poor digestion could that cause an allergy to gluten? Could it cause gluten antibodies to be elevated?

If someone has low stomach acid and poor digestion could that cause an allergy to gluten? Could it cause gluten antibodies to be elevated?

Possibly: If you are not producing acid in the stomach, this can lead to poor digestion of proteins and increased bacteria in the intestines. Poor digestion and bacterial overgrowth can lead to compromise of the intestinal lining. This intern could lead to more gluten passing through the intestinal barrier and stimulating the immune system to produce anti-gluten antibodies. Get in if you have problems. ...Read more

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Can gallbladder problems cause food to taste salty?

Not likely.: Gallstones typically cause post prandial pain. Changes in taste is probably related more to respiratory problems, such as sinusitis. ...Read more

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Just curious, can allergy to some food products (or allergy at all) cause kidney problems?

Just curious, can allergy to some food products (or allergy at all) cause kidney problems?

No: No report on kidney damages from food allergies , to the best of my knowledge, has ever been reported. ...Read more

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Can you die from failure to thrive?

Can you die from failure to thrive?

Many have: This label encoumpases a broad range of issues. It can be as simple as inadequate feeds in a normal kid to a medical problem with excessive nutrient loss.The behavioral interplay between caregiver & infant may also facter in.Undernutrition eventually results in increased susceptability to infection and poor respons to rx. In many countries this eventually leads to death. Proper rx can save most. ...Read more

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An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?

An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?

It is a possibility: The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill, effect any body system and cause cause asthma-like symptoms. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive, it may prevent general health problems. ...Read more

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3yr old h/O failure to thrive/poor growth. Ped GI found IgA 183, ESR 26, calprotectin 165, burr cells 1+. Plan is to repeat labs & if unchanged colonoscopy. food allergy??? Maybe see allergist too????

3yr old h/O failure to thrive/poor growth. Ped GI found IgA 183, ESR 26, calprotectin 165, burr cells 1+. Plan is to repeat labs & if unchanged colonoscopy. food allergy??? Maybe see allergist too????

Failure to thrive : I think your GI doctor suggested an upper endoscopy with possible sigmoidoscopy. Eosinophilic gastroenteropathy Is a possible reason which is evaluated by biopsies. If the biopsies are consistent with above then next step is an allergist but make sure you see a pediatric allergist who is familiar with this condition. There are other reasons for failure to thrive as well so follow your GI rec's ...Read more

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Baby with failure to thrive-has milk protein allergy, what can he drink?

Talk with provider.: The baby can drink nutramagin, alimentum, or neocate. ...Read more

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What would cause an adult in his 50s to develop a food allergy?

What would cause an adult in his 50s to develop a food allergy?

Typical: All adults essentially change their allergies about ever 7 years, so even if you were not not allergic to some food, you can be now. ...Read more

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Causes of food allergies?

Causes of food allergies?

Great Question: That is a great question and one that is up for debate at every national allergy meeting as we are seeing more and more people diagnosed with food allergies every day. Unfortunately the best minds in the field have yet to come to a consensus and therefore we don't have any way yet of preventing the development of food allergies in children or adults. Continue to stay tuned. ...Read more

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I want to know three causes of food allergies?

Food Allergy: Check out this mayo clinic article for your reading pleasure: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/food-allergy/ds00082/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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What are the causes and effects of food allergies?

What are the causes and effects of food allergies?

Food allergy: Food allergies occur when the body develops antibodies against the food. The tendency for this to occur is often genetic. The symptoms can be mild to severe including hives, itching, eczema, trouble breathing, asthma, throat closing, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, fainting. See an allergist for evaluation and management of food allergies. ...Read more

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Can my food allergies cause my baby's nutrition to suffer?

Food allergy mom: Are you pregnant or nursing? If you are, you need to get adequate nutrition despite your food allergies, or the answer could be yes. If you aren't sure you are getting enough nutrients, ask your obstetrician or pediatrician to refer you to a registered dietician. They will help you get the right nutrients to have a healthy baby. If all else fails, there are supplemental Amino Acid drinks to take. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

Can food allergies cause sinusitis?

No: It's not impossible for food allergies to cause nasal inflammation, but it is unusual. It's much more likely to happen in children. If you're talking about a long term, steady chronic sinus problem, then it's not likely a food allergy. Environmental allergies (pollens, dust, etc) commonly cause or worsen sinus problems. ...Read more

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Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

Is my acne caused by a food allergy?

No: It is very well established now that acne is not due to food allergies, but certain bacteria on the skin. There is no need to alter your diet to treat acne. Instead, see a dermatologist for the best advice; this may includes antibiotic creams, other lotions, etc. Enjoy your meals! ...Read more

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Does food allergies cause numbing of the face?

Does food allergies cause numbing of the face?

Unlikely: The common symptoms of food allergies are itching, hives and swelling (mouth, tongue, lips, throat), vomiting, diarrhea and in some cases asthma or anaphylaxis (severe reaction). Numbness suggests involvement of the nerves which is less likely with allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Could food allergies cause irritable children?

Yes: Especially in children too young to communicate effectively. Food allergies can manifest as itching, hives, swelling, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Any of these symptoms could lead to being irritable. Similarly, food intolerance syndromes such as lactose intolerance with abdominal pain, gas and diarrhea can also be accompanied by irritability. There are other reasons for being irritable as well. ...Read more

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What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

Many possibilities: The primary triggers for eczema flare-ups are food exposures, changes in weather/temperature, using the wrong soaps and moisturizers, and environmental allergens (pets, dust mites). ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it only proteins in food that causes food allergies?

I wanted to know is it only proteins in food that causes food allergies?

Yes most of the time: Usually protein in the food causes the food allergies. Protein, meaning the specific part of a food that triggers your immune system. Example:milk allergy may be caused by casein protein in the milk. Allergies to carbohydrate unit of red meats is rare and presents differently. Best be evaluated by an allergist to help you clarify your allergy. ...Read more

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It is possible that a food allergy causes ear popping and crackling?

It is possible that a food allergy causes ear popping and crackling?

Not likely: Food allergy reactions typically cause rash, hives, swelling, diarrhea and other GI symptoms. Ear popping/crackling is suggestive of eustachian tube dysfunction that is more commonly seen in environmental allergies leading to nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause common cold?

Can food allergies cause common cold?

Nope: Food allergies can cause a lot of challenges but we can't blame colds on them too. Germs - usually viruses - cause the common cold. Some folks find that dairy makes them more snotty: stuffy nose and ears. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

Can diarrhea be caused by food allergy?

Yes: Especially in children. Many food allergies can be outgrown with maturing immune and gastrointestinal systems. Most patients with diarrhea don't have a true food allergy (involving immune system response) as the cause. Diarrheas may be due to digestive issues (e.g. Celiac sprue), intolerance, malabsorption (e.G lactose), infection (bacterial, viral, parasitic), inflammatory, irritable bowel. ...Read more

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Can food allergies cause you some body odor?

Foods not allergy: Foods that we eat can effect our breath and the way our body smells. Garlic, onions and curry spices all are absorbed and then secreted in sweat altering body fragrance. It's not an allergy, in fact, it's physiologic. Foods that we eat are not completely broken down in the small intestine & enter the circulation. This is not leaky gut syndrome. Igg antibodies protect us from any potential harm. ...Read more

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Dr. Arti Jain
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Failure To Thrive (Definition)

Poor weight and height growth often less than 5%le for age. Failure to thrive is undernutrition that can be due to inadequate intake and/or inadequate absorption of nutrients. Here is an excellent article that describes ...Read more


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more