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Food Allergies And Depression
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Key: More Nutrition: Improving your diet overall can help with depression. Sometimes when people do a raw food diet they add a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts to their diets. In a raw food diet it's easy to subtract a lot of junk foods and bad fats that can contribute to depression. Being more conscious of what you are eating can alleviate some depressive symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
NO: Anxieties won't affect your bodies response to allergens. ...Read more
Allergy asthma fighting foods I have a tons of allergies. I also have asthma. What types of food fight allergies and asthma?
Healthy diet: No specific foods fight asthma and allergies. Focus on eating a well balanced with plenty of fruits and vegetables. Some people with pollen allergy may experience itchy mouth or throat when eating raw fruits or vegetables. Usually the foods are tolerated if peeled or cooked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash or stomach ache: Any true food allergy can cause a range of symptoms..An itchy rash is probably most common..But some people get nausea, diarrhea or if severe, even breathing problems. See an allergist to be tested, so you can verify your symptoms are an allergy(ie. Not an intolerance or other problem) and to help determine how severe an allergy you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!
Not likely: Many people with no food allergy will produce antibody that reacts to the food allergy panel. Thus, these tests need to be interpreted by experts who treat food allergy daily. Skin testing is often more accurate, but ones history of symptoms that follow an ingestion is critical as well. Yes, dizziness/fogginess can occur with allergy, but is transient immediately following intake. Be well! ...Read more
Allergic contact: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with substances that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually appears within 24-48 hours after exposure to the allergen. Symptoms that are common include redness, itching and swelling. Sometimes blistering and weeping of the skin also develop. What you are allergic to is determined by your genes, not foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but complicated: In short, yes, food allergies can cause gastritis. Not commonly. The condition where gastritis would occur from food allergies is known as eosinophilic gastritis and is where the stomach lining becomes inflamed from the presentation of allergic foods. This condition is not common but recognized. Food intolerance, theoretically could but many more conditions are more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have health anxiety. My fear is food allergy and tongue swelling because of the food i eat. I have no food allergy, or other allergies. Phobia?
Still? Again?: Did you talk to your counselor yet? Fears are primarily irrational concerns about things that may or may not happen. It is impossible to predict if you will ever have an allergy or an injury or a syndrome that may validate your fears. I would seek a consultation with a therapist to help you understand and control the irrational thoughts. Worrying about it will not change any outcome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less so: The best treatment for food allergies defined as having symptoms after ingesting certain foods (and not just having a blood testing stating food allergy is present) is first and foremost, avoidance and secondarily by carrying epipen(jr) which is adrenaline which can be injected into the person's thigh asap after contact with the allergen. Prednisone is much less useful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have seasonal allergies similar to allergic tension fatigue syndrome. However I have no food allergies. And the neurologist and allergist is stumped?
Allergies: Seasonal allergies usually consist of trees and grasses in the spring and ragweed in the summer. Food allergies Don't necessarily coexist with the seasonal allergies. Has the allergist tested you and tried treating your seasonal allergies with specific shots as well as medications? ...Read more
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They can: Food allergies can start at any age (but usually children) and may occur suddenly even after tolerating that particular food many times. They can also seem to occur on the first known exposure, suggesting allergic sensitization through the skin, breast milk or accidental unrecognized source. ...Read more
Maybe: There is a lot of recent evidence about the link between gut bacteria and anxiety and depression. Studies of mice have found that introduction of certain gut bacteria can induce or eliminate anxiety. It's likely that the same is true in humans and we see that people with digestive disorders frequently also have either anxiety and/or depression. Consider probiotics as well as psychotherapy. ...Read more
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
Other causes likely: True (ige-mediated) food allergy is more likely to cause hives, breathing difficulty, abdominal pain and vomiting. Genetically modified foods can cause similar reactions. Excessive burping may be due to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Bloating could be a results of consitpation or celiac disease. ...Read more
Symptoms: Symptoms of food allergy include: hives, itchiness, lip/tongue/throat swelling, breathing problems, belly pain, nausea, vomiting, passing out. Burping and bloating in and of themselves are probably not food allergy related. Celiac disease can be manifested by non specific abdominal complaints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarify & re-ask.: It looks like this is an after thought. Where's the actual question? ...Read more
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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