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Whenever i eat chinese food i get a stomach ache. What could be wrong?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Chemical additives

Some chinese restaurants add msg, or monosodium glutamate, to enhance food flavors.
Not all restaurants do this, and some pride themselves in not doing so. But many people are sensitive to msg and get not only stomach aches but headaches and worse. Ask about these ingredients before you order. You might even want to go to only restaurants who don't use msg!

In brief: Chemical additives

Some chinese restaurants add msg, or monosodium glutamate, to enhance food flavors.
Not all restaurants do this, and some pride themselves in not doing so. But many people are sensitive to msg and get not only stomach aches but headaches and worse. Ask about these ingredients before you order. You might even want to go to only restaurants who don't use msg!
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