Medical Experts Warn: Learn How to Recognize the Symptoms of Food Intolerance to Prevent Many Life-Threatening Conditions

(Medical Experts Warn: Learn How to Recognize the Symptoms of Food Intolerance to Prevent Many Life-Threatening Conditions)

After eating certain foods like fruits, fish or cheese, or drinking red wine, some people feel bloated. If bloating is accompanied by headaches, flushes and indigestion difficulties, chances are that you are having food intolerance.

What exactly is food intolerance?

Studies over the past 20-25 years have proven that 90% of the population shows hypersensitivity to a certain type of food consumed daily. This reaction of the body is called food intolerance and can be congenital or acquired.

Innate intolerance occurs as a lack or decreased activity of an enzyme that is involved in complex metabolic processes.

Arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anxiety, water retention in the body, swelling, ear infections, migraines, headaches, insomnia, sore muscles, mental fatigue, skin diseases, excessive weight or sudden weight loss can be causes of immune intolerance to certain foods.

Intolerance to certain food ingredients is different from allergic reactions to food.

Food intolerance does not seem to be hereditary attribute. There is a theory that argues that food intolerance can occur due to too fast transition from liquid to solid foods in childhood, so the digestive system cannot be fully adjusted.

Symptoms of intolerance occur in the form of wheezing, swelling, sneezing, skin rashes, irritation, runny nose, fatigue; diarrhea, vomiting and they appear a few minutes after the consumption of certain foods. It may occur with a delay of 2 to 3 hours.

Foods allergies are relatively rare and only nearly 2.6% of the population have diagnosed this problem. Food allergy is an aggressive immune response to the composition of a particular protein in food. Symptoms of allergies are far more serious and require the least amount of allergen to emerge.

  • Alcohol Intolerance

Alcohol is absorbed into the body, but given that it is toxic; it can be stored anywhere, and it must revert into acetic acid. Some people have problems with this process. These individuals must avoid alcohol, but if the intolerance is not diagnosed on time, it will manifest itself in the form of irregular heartbeat, the occurrence of headaches, abdominal pain, and also decreased blood pressure.

  • Intolerance to Gluten

Gluten is part of protein found in cereals, and its difficult digestion is considered as intolerance to gluten. Symptoms may appear in the form of rough skin on the upper arms; bloating, flatulence, dizziness, fatigue, malaise, headaches, inflammation and swelling of the fingers, knees and hips.

  • Fructose Intolerance

Fructose is a natural sugar present in fruits, juices and also alcohol. For those who cannot adequately absorb fructose because of impaired activity of a certain protein in the intestine, bloating may occur, a sense of weight and emissions. It is thought that from this type of intolerance suffer up to 12% of the people worldwide.

  • Histamine Intolerance

Histamine is a compound which the processed food has, and it can be found in large quantities in alcoholic beverages, fermented and canned food. The main cause of intolerance is reduced or lack of its decomposition. Symptoms may occur in the form of cramps, pain and bloating, as well as in the form of headaches, skin rashes and also eczema.

The first step that you need to do, logically, avoid the food that causes you discomforts.

If you suspect food intolerance then you should do some tests and also consult a doctor about changes in your diet.

Source: nutritionfoodrecipes.com

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Medical Experts Warn: Learn How to Recognize the Symptoms of Food Intolerance to Prevent Many Life-Threatening Conditions (Medical Experts Warn: Learn How to Recognize the Symptoms of Food Intolerance to Prevent Many Life-Threatening Conditions) After eating certain foods like fruits, fish or cheese, or drinking red wine, some people feel bloated. If bloating...