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What exactly is a food intolerance?
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Eat=feel bad
If you have physical symptoms after eating a nominal food item, you do not tolerate it.
Others may consume it with no difficulty. This might be a food dye like red #40 that can cause cramping and diarrhea, or lactose sugar in milk for those that cannot digest it. You do not have to be allergic to it to be intolerant, but if you are allergic to a food you are intolerant to that food.

In brief: Eat=feel bad
If you have physical symptoms after eating a nominal food item, you do not tolerate it.
Others may consume it with no difficulty. This might be a food dye like red #40 that can cause cramping and diarrhea, or lactose sugar in milk for those that cannot digest it. You do not have to be allergic to it to be intolerant, but if you are allergic to a food you are intolerant to that food.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Food intolerance
It is something such as lactose intolerance or celiac disease (gluten intolerance).
Both are due to a lack of an enzyme or enzymes to break down lactose or gluten. It differs from a food allergy which is an antibody mediated disease (ige).

In brief: Food intolerance
It is something such as lactose intolerance or celiac disease (gluten intolerance).
Both are due to a lack of an enzyme or enzymes to break down lactose or gluten. It differs from a food allergy which is an antibody mediated disease (ige).
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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