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Kinesiology Food Intolerance Testing
Is food intolerance testing worth the money? Some places say IgG response food is normal. And is IgG or ALCAT testing better?
IgE: It is usually the specific IgE to foods which is important for diagnosing an allergy. . IgG4 response to food only indicates exposure to that food. None of the antibody tests can establish intolerance , just allergic responses. The quantity of IgE must be large enough to be significant. In general skin testing is more sensitive but both tests complement each other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neither: No allergy antibodies in food intolerance. That's what we're looking for with blood and skin testing. So testing can rule-out food allergy in a case of food intolerance. The history and physical examination is usually sufficient to make a diagnosis of food intolerance. If testing is recommended skin testing is much less expensive and perhaps a little more sensitive than blood testing. ...Read more
Can you explain the differences between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and wheat or gluten allergy?
Yes: Yes! i suggest finding a functional medicine physician who offers igg food sensitivity testing or mrt testing, both of which can tell you foods that you might be sensitive to. ...Read more
Negative allergy skin testing. Are there any tests available that identify food sensitivities? Follow restricted diet but fear reintro. [airway hx]
Blood tests, etc...: Children can be tested by blood tests (any regular lab can do it) or by skin tests (usually done by an allergist). There are hundreds of items that can be tested for, to see if an allergy exists to such items. A parent needs to talk with the doctor to figure out which items should be tested for. The doctor may do food re-introductions with single-ingredient foods, to see if any reaction occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: There is a genetic subgroup of the population that was a higher tendency but it can happen to anyone. Why the immune system decides to react to gluten as if it were a germ is unclear.Why the antibodies it forms decides to attack the intestine or other tissues in some is also unclear, but similar to what occurs in rheumatic fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined - thru testing or elimination diet?
Intolerance/immune: Intolerance consists of any undesired effects from from wheat and there is no definite test for it (other than a double-blind food challenge). Allergy to wheat often affects the guts but may cause hives, swelling, nasal congestion, and even rarely anaphylaxis. Allergy can be detected by skin testing or allergy blood test but double-blind food challenge remains the gold standard. ...Read more
Good history: Food intolerances come in many varieties and the first step in the investigation is taking a good history. Depending on the findings from history and physical findings, tests may include, examination of stool, exclusion of food, blood tests for allergy markers and nutritional deficiencies. See this site for more info.http://www.webmd.com/allergies/foods-allergy-intolerance. ...Read more
Avoid the material: Processed foods are required to show the content on the information contained on the product packaging. Learn to read labels and avoid the products that contain either. Over time your system should heal and the symptoms subside. ...Read more
Immune mediated enteropathy.Gluten free. Ongoing bowel issues. Not coeliac.any other possible food causes? Corn possible irritant? GF food ubiquitous
???????: There are many possibilities with gut sensitivities.A variety of food additives (#40 red or others) can trigger Irritable bowel symptoms. One GS patient I follow has test positive cross reactions to milk, casein,egg, corn chocolate and others but can handle small amounts. There are labs that test for IgG, IgA and IgE food reactions that might be available to you. ...Read more
Not very much: The fodmap elimination diet is designed for people with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). It's goal is to reduce sugars and short-chain carbohydrates in the diet. The major overlap is with wheat as most of the other foods avoided in this diet are fruit & vegetables that are not common food allergy offenders. ...Read more
Gluten: Gluten is in wheat, barley, and rye. Therefore, it is in any foods or drinks that use these as ingredients. Some foods are pretty obvious like typical breads, pizza, pasta, cakes, and cookies. You need to be aware that gluten is in most beers, soy sauce, and many sauces. Anything breaded typically has gluten. ...Read more
Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?
?which test ?: Testing for celiac varies. There are blood tests, which can show positive with small amounts of gluten intake. (1/10 of a slice of bread)The most dramatic and accepted confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestine biopsy. The biopsy test would be most reliable when someone has had a gluten challenge. ...Read more