Increase patients with food intolerance

Written by: Dra. Victoria Delgado Díaz
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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

various foods The most common symptoms after taking a food to which he is intolerant are almost always the same:

  • gases
  • Bloating
  • Bad digestion
  • Discomfort
  • 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
  • hotness
  • Stinging
  • erosions
  • 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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Victoria Delgado Díaz
Colon & Rectal Surgery

Dr. Delgado Diaz, is National Prize of Medicine 2018 in Proctology, Doctor in Medicine and specialist in Coloproctology, is an expert and has extensive experience in the treatment of problems related to the rectum and anus, and laser surgery. Currently, he is consulting and is a team leader at the Quirón San Camilo Hospital in Madrid. He is a Member of the Spanish Association of Surgeons and Expert of ICOMEM. In 2012, he also collaborated with NGOs in the Selva de Guatemala as a surgeon.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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