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Symptoms Of Nightshade Intolerance
How common is an allergy or intolerance to nightshade vegetables/foods? What are the typical symptoms?
Fairly: Allergy is likely rare but intolerance likely fairly common. Allergy to foods in the nightshades family in not that different from other allergy allergies although anaphylaxis must be very rare. As for intolerance, it can be almost anything with different people having different symptoms to a certain food.
None, gas, diarrhea: Affected by severity of condition and "dose" of lactose. Digestive problem, not an allergy. Limited digestion of milk sugar. Can cause gas, bloat, cramps, pain, loose stool; not bleeding, weight loss, anemia, fever. Rx: low lactose dairy (hard cheese, lactose reduced milk, yogurt, kefir), eat as part of mixed meal, lactase products (e.g. Lactaid), small amts, avoid. If omit, watch re: calcium.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Intolerance or more?: Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best & most enduring fix being to avoid eating gluten.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Weight loss: If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, gastrointestinal symptoms especially after having eaten gluten (usually in wheat), and even nerve problems (numbness, you should considered being tested for gluten intolerance. A simple blood test may provide the diagnosis (although not as definitive as an intestinal biospy) but you must be eating gluten for the test to be accurate.
Possibly: If you don't eat correctly you may not have enough calories to prevent hypoglycemia, especially if you are a diabetic. If you don't have diabetes it's highly unlikely you would develop hypoglycemia which is quite rare. Food intolerances can cause a variety of different symptoms. Try excluding things that make you feel bad after eating them.See 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for someone with gluten intolerance to lose symptoms after cutting out gluten?
Varies: Weeks to months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Allergy vs intoleran: Common and medical meaning of milk allergy and intolerance might be confussing. Medically, there is definition of milk protein allergy and of lactose intolerance. Milk protein intolerance is not a formal medical diagnosis. Lactose intolerance is characterized by bloating, abdominal cramping and often diarrhea after eating dairy food, and using lactase (lactaid) helps control symptoms.
Lactose isn't absore: Fermentation of lactose in the small inestine from failure to absorb lactose. The enzyme is present in adequate amounts in all children who are breast fed, and when age appropriate given regular milk. Blacks are suceptible to this at an earlier age, and caucasions, who go for long periods without injecting milk or other lactose containing products. Gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea can occur!
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