The number of patients with food intolerance has increased in recent years. Most of them have been labeled "nervous or irritable colon", unaware that their symptoms are due to intolerance to one or more foods.
Producing more food intolerance are lactose, fructose, gluten, proteins cow 's milk, egg and nuts, among others.
Symptoms of food intolerance
The most common symptoms after taking a food to which he is intolerant are almost always the same:
- Bad digestion
- Smelly farts
- Bad breath
- bowel sounds
- Diarrhoea variables
These symptoms usually begin between 30 minutes and 3 hours after taking the food that you have intolerance. When symptoms are slow to appear, the patient has difficulty associating the source of your problem with the food ingested.
Consequences of food intolerance
Often food intolerance is hereditary or related to other diseases such as hypothyroidism.
The food that is intolerant causes bacterial overgrowth and, often, fungal infection (when fermented along the digestive tract). As a result, the patient may have:
- Digestive spasms with pain
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Inflammation of the anus
- Irritation of hemorrhoids
- Anal fissures
- Perianal dermatitis (skin erosion around the anus)
- Contamination of the vagina (in women)
Diagnosing food intolerance
It is essential to visit a specialist in Proctology expert on food intolerances to study and diagnose the patient, usually through simple tests.
Many cases of worsening of hemorrhoids and appearance of anal fissure, are due to food intolerances.
Once detected intolerance, a change in diet eliminating the substance to which the patient is intolerant solve the problem.