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Histamine (Definition)

Histamine is an organic nitrogen compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter. Histamine triggers the inflammatory response. As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamine is produced by basophils and by mast cells found ...Read more


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Trying to check histamine sensitivity. How long might it take for high histamine food to cause skin itching? How long on low-histamine for it to stop?

Trying to check histamine sensitivity. How long might it take for high histamine food to cause skin itching? How long on low-histamine for it to stop?

Please be careful: Mike, "histamine intolerance" might be real ("red-wine headaches", etc.) & reactions are said to be rapid. It's eluded hard science. There are a bazillion reasons to have itchy skin. If you keep reading "fad" / "pop" / "persecuted genius" websites, you're going to imagine you have everything, you'll severely restrict your lifestyle, you can't be a good guest, and you'll never feel well again. ...Read more

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If diamine oxidase destroys histamine, what are some good food sources that can replenish diamine oxidase?

If diamine oxidase destroys histamine, what are some good food sources that can replenish diamine oxidase?

I'm not sure but: I think you may just need to get a nasal sterioid. H-2 blockers for the stomach work well for some people for hives, tagament is a good one. Singular is also very good. If you are looking for a food source to help allergies, there may be relief in raw honey from your area. It's mostly anectodatal but makes sense that may get improvement by introduction of allergens via digestion of raw honey. ...Read more

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Is histamine intolerance medically recognized? Are there any standard tests I should ask for? Reactions to lots of foods, but reg allergy testing neg.

Not histamine: Histamine is the chemical that our body releases in response to allergy. It causes itching, redness and swelling of skin etc. You don't describe your reactions, so I can't comment whether I would consider them allergy. From your gtt, I suspect that you are overweight or obese and pre-diabetic, with high levels of insulin. See an endocrinologist, not allergist. ...Read more

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Is histamine intolerance a real thing? I feel terrible after eating a lot of foods lately, I just want to know if it's medically recognized? Also someone mentioned it can cause schizophrenia, bogus?

Is histamine intolerance a real thing? I feel terrible after eating a lot of foods lately, I just want to know if it's medically recognized? Also someone mentioned it can cause schizophrenia, bogus?

Histamine: Intolerance is the body's inability to detox from histamine as well as possible. It may result in flu-like symptoms. Fermented foods need to be avoided, e.g., cheese & wine. Here's a link http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/99853-foods-high-histamine/ There are some animal studies that suggest a link between schizophrenia and histamine intolerance but data is weak so don't be concerned. ...Read more

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Is there any truth that a diet low in histamine is extremely healthy in fighting off diseases? Is so what diseases does it help with? Or intolrances?

Is there any truth that a diet low in histamine is extremely healthy in fighting off diseases? Is so what diseases does it help with? Or intolrances?

Lets make money: I wish it were true. We could start a company and sell low histamine food to help people fight off disease. And make a lot of money.

This is all "shyster" and "voodoo" claiming, unfortunately.

If you find evidence for this claim, let me know and we will make sure that both of us will be very rich! ...Read more

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I have histamine intolerance. Other than low histamine diets, what else can I do to help myself?

I have histamine intolerance. Other than low histamine diets, what else can I do to help myself?

Histamine Intoleranc: In addition to diet control, you could try diamine oxidase formula that works in the gut to degrade histamine from ingested food. Dosing: or optimal results, usually prescribed as to take one (1) or two (2) capsules no more than 15 minutes before the consumption of histamine-rich foods or substances known to cause food intolerance; or take as directed by your healthcare practitioner. ...Read more

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I have low C3 and C4 with high histamine levels. What could be the cause?

See details: Low C3 and C4 can be seen in numerous conditions or may have no clinical importance at all. The conditions you list would not cause the low values. Why were the tests ordered in the first place? You should address this question to the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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Histamine blood test was 101, it says reference range is 180-1800. Is my result low and does it mean anything?

Histamine blood test was 101, it says reference range is 180-1800. Is my result low and does it mean anything?

Ignore it: "Histamine blood test" is at the borderland of scientific medicine. Whether "histamine intolerance" is a real / common entity (I suspect it is) and whether the best test is a spot lab (I don't know) are questions that I will let others answer decisively. It's hard to study. I would not be at all concerned if you're below a reference range here -- this is just what MOST people have. ...Read more

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Besides a low histamine diet. What is the best way to heal your gut from mastocytosis? Thank you!

Apples: An apple a day - quercetin in apples, stablizes mast cells and prevents degranulation from basophils. They are a natural remedy and should provide minimal side effects. It is also great for people with allergies during allergy season. ...Read more

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Besides a low histamine diet. What could I take that would help my gut issues from mastocytosis? Thank you!

Besides a low histamine diet. What could I take that would help my gut issues from mastocytosis? Thank you!

Many: An oral cromolyn product may be quite helpful for some people. Avoid alcohol if possible. As for a low histamine diet, I really don't know what you meant by that since histamine in food or beverage is not easily absorbed and it makes little sense in avoiding them.
Even the classical case of histamine-induced reaction " scrobroid fishing poisoning" cannot be explained by its histamine content. ...Read more

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What is the function of histamine?

What is the function of histamine?

Histamine: Is a complex organic substance, it is a neurotransmitter and has got several physiologic functions, :in immune system, gastrointestinal tract and nervous system, you can browse the internet for various sources of information on the subject ...Read more

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How does histamine affect you health?

Excesss causes sympt: Histamine is a normal chemical in your body and is involved in normal processes that regulate blood vessel, stomach acid and nervous system processes. Excessive amounts of histamine can cause symptoms similar to allergies. ...Read more

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How do you get high histamine levels?

High histamine: Typically you get this when you have an allergic reaction. It is a substance released by mast cells in your body, causing all the symptoms of an allergy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of histamine usually?

Lots of effects: Histamine is a chemical that is ordinarily present in different types of cells in the body. It has multiple effects on blood vessels, glands and nerves and the symptoms depend on whether the histamine is released locally or throughout the body. In the nose, causes sneezing, itching and runny nose. In the skin causes swelling and itching and redness. ...Read more

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How do you get handle high histamine levels?

Block and Lower: Besides the conventional approach to block histamine receptors with agents like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) I also like to use agents that naturally lower the white cells production of histamine. These include: quercetin, stinging nettles leaf, bromelain, and n-acetyl cysteine (nac) a natural substance use in emergency rooms for asthmatics. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I am histamine intolerant?

Food trials.: Try trial of foods low in histamine. Keep food log and monitor symptoms. Then trial foods high in histamine and continue log. If you find there is an association you may have histamine intolerance. I am not sure the medical community agrees on the existence of histamine intolerance.

http://www. Allergyuk. Org/common-food-intolerances/histamine-intolerance. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: histamine?

See below: Histamine is an organic nitrogen compound involved in local immune responses as well as regulating physiological function in the gut and acting as a neurotransmitter. Histamine triggers the inflammatory response. As part of an immune response to foreign pathogens, histamine is produced by basophils and by mast cells found in nearby connective tissues. ...Read more

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How exactly does histamine work or affect your health?

Histamine: Is natural chemical responsible for allergic reactions in the body. When exposed to allergens, histamine is producd, hence antihistamines are used to defend against complications. ...Read more

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What is the histamine in the body for? Do I need it? Or what can be done?

Allergies: This is a substance that is in your body and released when you have an allergic reaction. You can take anthistamines to lessen the reaction, but you cannot rid your body of them. ...Read more

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I do not have any allergic reactions. Would it be okay to take this medicine, even though there's really nothing to cure or any histamine to block?

What medicine?: Do you mean whether you should take an antihistamine when there is no allergic symptoms? If so, the answer is no since it would not do you any good and may make you drowsy instead. ...Read more

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Does chantix release histamine?

Not that I know of: It acts on nicotine subreceptors (alpha2beta4 as I remember), and does not release histamine. I see you have a mast cell disorder, so you should be running this by the allerist/immunologist or rheumatologist you are seeing for that condition. ...Read more

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What is the proper dosage of anti-histamine?

What is the proper dosage of anti-histamine?

Package instructions: The package instructions will give the recommended dosages for over the counter medication. Prescriptions will give the proper dosing of antihistamines and other medications. Usual dosing takes into account other medications you might be taking plus a margin of safety. When in doubt, ask your physician. ...Read more

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Overdosing on anti histamine tablets bad for you?

Yes: Overdosing on anything is bad for you. Although these drugs are safe, you must be cautious in taking them. ...Read more

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What dosage does someone overdose on anti-histamines?

What dosage does someone overdose on anti-histamines?

Depending: ...On the antihistamine in Question, do not use more than the recommended doses on the package unless instructed by your physician ...Read more

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