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Is there a relationship between IBS and food allergies?

Is there a relationship between IBS and food allergies?

If you don't look...: Ibs is a clinical group of symptoms of unknown cause. If you suspect specific foods that trigger intestinal cramping, diarrhea, dumping syndrome.And you have positive allergy skin test to these foods then technically you no longer have ibs. You have a food allergy. This situation is not very common but it is worth looking since avoiding the food is better have taking chronic medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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How can I know if my toddler has a food allergy or IBS?

How can I know if my toddler has a food allergy or IBS?

Geet evaluated: Your pediatrician can obtain and deailed history and do laboratory teting which shiul help identify any GI problems. ...Read more

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How do i know i have food allergy i had no allergy in the past i have just ibs and stomach cramps its possible to devolpe allergy later in life?

How  do i know i have food allergy i had no allergy in the past i have just ibs and stomach cramps its possible to devolpe allergy later in life?

Yes: Most adult food allergies are to nuts and sea foods. In my experience running a panel for food allergy is misleading at best when it comes to IBS unless you have a specific food that reliably causes symptoms every time. It is possible to develop lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity. I have included info regarding these. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What causes food allergies? I keep developing food allergies, and my doctors have no explanations. I also have IBS-C. Is Leaky Gut a real disease? Could it be causing my problems? (all i eat is fiber)

What causes food allergies? I keep developing food allergies, and my doctors have no explanations. I also have IBS-C. Is Leaky Gut a real disease? Could it be causing my problems? (all i eat is fiber)

First, you need to: make sure what you are experiencing are true allergies. Many people have food intolerances--nausea, pain, diarrhea--but often food allergy also involves hives, itchy skin, shortness of breath indicating an activation of your immunologic system. Having IBS leads me to favor the food intolerance diagnosis. Leaky gut, as you suggest, isn't a recognized diagnosis.Fiber is good, but more balance needed ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause food allergies ? I am finding that nuts are causing problems when they didn't 2 months ago & developed wheat alergy.

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause food allergies ? I am finding that nuts are causing problems when they didn't 2 months ago & developed wheat alergy.

Vice versa: Food allergy may induce symptoms similar to ibs but ibs does not lead to food allergy. The best approach is avoidance of the offending foods and perhaps consult an allergist who can help you sort out whether your problem is from wheat allergy or gluten intolerance. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between speech delay and food allergies?

Is there a relationship between speech delay and food allergies?

No: People blame "food allergies" for many things. Allergic reactions to foods include itching in the mouth while eating the food, followed by rashes or hives within 5 minutes to four hours of eating the food, and/or nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Severe reactions can include wheezing, low blood pressure, and death. Other things, like autism are speech delay, aren't. ...Read more

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Is there a connection to overall health and the likelihood of developing a food allergy?

Is there a connection to overall health and the likelihood of developing a food allergy?

No: Individuals in very good health as well as those who don't take quite so good care of themselves or are unhealthy with other disorders or not at increased risk of developing food allergies. Most food allergies occur in children, but adults can develop new onset food allergies. The reason individuals develop food allergies is not clear. Having eczema is a risk factor for developing food allergy. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between enlarged adenoid and food allergies?

Is there a connection between enlarged adenoid and food allergies?

Not directly: Many children with allergic rhinitis have enlarged adenoids. Many allergic children also have food allergies. But one problem does not cause the other. They are both manifestations of the allergic state. ...Read more

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Is nasal allergy or nasal rhinitis has connection to a food allergy?

Is nasal allergy or nasal rhinitis has connection to a food allergy?

Maybe: Could be food allergies or intolerances (notice how long after you eat a suspect food this starts), but more likely inhalant allergy or reaction to pollution or smoke. Cleaning up your diet with fresh veggies, fruits, fiber can help, avoiding the "whites" refined sugar, flour, etc and chemicals found in diet foods. Powdered (not tablet) vit c (3000 mg) helps symptoms, butterbur, quercetin, too. ...Read more

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Any connection between food allergies and scleritis?

Any connection between food allergies and scleritis?

No: The sclera is not affected by allergy. The conjunctivae, the translucent tissue that covers the sclera. Is commonly affected by allergy. In food allergic patients a drop of food to which the patient is allergic dropped into the eye can cause chemosis that is marked swelling of the conjunctivitis. I've seen this when milk-allergic patients get a drop of milk in the eye. (photo of chemosis). ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more


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