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Spicy Food Intolerance
I have acidity, constipation, food intolerance (fried food, bread, coffee, spicy food. Feeling that bowels haven't cleared in the morning. What's wrong?
GI symptoms.: While I feel a full gastrointestinal work-up is in order based on your description, two general thoughts that should be considered would be (1) malabsorption (which would either be pancreatic or small intestinal), and (2) irritable bowel syndrome. Could also be related to the gallbladder given your intolerance of fried foods. ...Read more
Food intolerance: The usual way to determine food intolerance is to go on an elimination diet for several weeks, followed by gradual reintroduction of foods suspected of causing digestive or other issues. Then you see how your body responds to each food. There are many ways to go about this, but an integrative medicine physician can help you. Commonly offending foods include gluten, dairy, eggs, and soy. ...Read more
Elimination of foods:
The best, least expensive, and most reliable way is to remove something from your diet for a week or two...See how you feel...Then reintroduce it and see if you feel worse.
You can also get allergy testing...Which will tell you if you have acute histamine related allergies (like hives, trouble breathing). There is another path for food intolerance that is hard to test for. Look at alcat. Com test. ...Read more
Smart eating: The best treatment for a specific food intolerance is avoidance of the specific food. This can require reading labels on processed items to be sure. For some items, like the milk sugar lactose intolerance, the deficient enzyme can be supplied as a supplement, "lactaid" can reduce symptoms or eliminate them. ...Read more
Food intolerance: A food intolerance is any reaction to a food that I can't explain physiologically for you. You have symptoms, but I as your allergist cannot prove that they are due to a classic allergic reaction, lactose intolerance, celiac disease, a previous gallbladder operation, a viral infection, food poisonong or anything else that we do understand. It's vague, but means you don't feel good when you eat it. ...Read more
Not an allergy: Sensitivity means allergy. Intolerance means something else - usually an inability to digest a component of the food in question. If you are intolerant to cow's milk it could be because you can't digest milk sugar also called lactose. That is called lactose intolerance which is due to lack of an enzyme that digests the milk sugar. The enzyme is called lactase. ...Read more
Yes: You may have a disease called celiac-sprue or you may simply have gluten insensitivity. The only way to know for sure is to have a test called ttg which helps make the diagnosis of celiac. In the interim, stop eating gluten products and see if that helps. ...Read more
Food intolerance: Symptoms may differ but typically would manifest in poor weight gain and growth pattern, or actual weight loss, diarrhea, being tired, less active, abdominal discomfort, skin rashes, frequent infections due to poor absorption of essential nutrients and many more depending on the food and missing nutrients. ...Read more
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What is the difference between food intolerance and food alergy? Is it different for different types of foods?
What caises malabsorption? What tests should I do to find out what is causing it to? Is food intolerance one of? What foods to avoid?
Please explain food intolerance. I feel I may have developed one for turkey. The past few times I ate it, I felt really bad a few hours after.
Food intolerance: Food intolerance is a generic term that has had its meaning morphed over time. Food intolerance is any food that a person cannot tolerate. This can be due to allergies, enzyme deficiencies (like lactase deficiency), medication interactions (tetracyclines and milk), uncomfortable feelings (green pepper causing gastic reflux), and somatic (beans causing 'excessive' flatulence). These are just exampl. ...Read more
Only you: If a food bothers you in any manner from whatever mechanism, it is a food intolerance. This is different from food allergy which may lead to symptoms as mild as just an itchy mouth or throat, to gastrointestinal upset, and even anaphylaxis. Most food reactions are associated with itchy or hives on the skin as well. ...Read more
No: As opposed to true food allergy, food intolerance is not well understood or characterized. The best example is lactose intolerance. The mechanism causing food intolerance is not thought to be via the immune system, but often more of a toxicity, or like lactose intolerance, an enzyme deficiency. Other than eliminating and retrying the food, there are no tests, specifically no skin or blood tests. ...Read more
Actual consumption: Lab tests and scratch tests may say you are allergic on paper, but in reality have no symptoms when ingesting the food. However, actual ingestion of suspect foods should only be done in an allergist's office where they can assess the response, check vital signs, and intervene if there is a severe reaction. Don't try this at home! ...Read more
Food intolerance: Some foods don't agree with everyone. If your body does not make the natural chemicals to break down a food, you may not digest it well. This can cause nausea, stomach cramps, gas, diarrhea or vomiting. An allergy reaction may cause hives or swelling. You may need to avoid that food for a while (or sometimes longer). Some people will grow out of these problems and can have those foods again. ...Read more
Food intolerance: Symptoms of food intolerance are widely variable between people, and the foods themselves. There can be belly cramps, nausea, diarrhea, belching, body aches and pains, dizziness, rashes, difficulty with memory & concentration, etc. There can be days between eating a problematic food and perceptible symptoms, so diagnosing can be confusing. Integrative or functional medicine physicians can help. ...Read more
Individual issue: Food intolerance is a food & person specific issue. Some have none, 1 or many. Sometimes it is a seasoning rather than the food. Trial & error is the only way they are identified. A high number of people develop lactose intolerance & this can be transient or lifelong. Individuals can also develop a food allergy which can occur to any food & have symptoms similar to intolerance. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I have a food intolerance, how long does it take for my body to react to the food my intolerant to?
Food intolerance: Your body could react in minutes to hours ...Read more
Can you tell me if you have a food intolerance, how long does it take for your body to react to the food your intolerant to?
Varies: Intolerance can be a minor reaction in some with minor gas or cramping over a several day period. If or when it is a true food allergy, it could begin as soon is the material touches your lips. Some people can ingest food that they are intolerant to over decades and never realize it is happening. ...Read more
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more
Enzymes...: Fats in the diet are broken down during digestion by mixing with bile and pancreatic enzymes called lipase. Sometimes taking a digestive enzyme supplement containing lipase with your meal will help. Remember, intake of more than 20-25% of your daily calories from fat is unhealthy. And the total amount of saturated fat component should be less than 10% of the total fat. ...Read more