food intolerance

Written by: Dr. Óscar Cáceres Calle
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Dr. Oscar Caceres Street allergist 's Top Doctors and belongs to the exclusive circle of top-notch medical Espana. As an expert in food intolerance we explain the details of this treatment.

¿What types of food intolerance are


Food intolerance could define as any adverse reaction that has a person after eating any food or part thereof.

Several types of food intolerance, some are much studied and are well known, such as food allergy, gluten intolerance or celiac disease, or intolerance to lactose or milk sugar. However, although these intolerances are well studied are infrequent.

Most people who have food intolerance, presented by unknown mechanisms or understudied. An example would be for the histaminosis, a disease that is being studied much in recent years.

Histamine is an important molecule which performs physiological functions in the body. There are people who have a sustained elevation of this molecule. When a patient presents histaminosis can affect different organs or functions in the body, causing a variety of symptoms, if the patient also has a deficit of VAO, the enzyme that metabolizes histamine aggravate the problem even more.

¿What symptoms experienced by patients with food intolerance


The same patient may have different mechanisms of food intolerance, including symptoms that occur more frequently or more important would include: headaches, muscle or joint pain, digestive symptoms such as slow digestion, constipation, diarrhea, gases, gastric discomfort, often severe tiredness from getting up in the mornings, changes in body temperature, impaired memory, attention, sleep disturbances, ringing in the ears. And also an impossibility to lose weight or be overweight despite making correct dietary habits, difficulty losing weight.

Many of these patients may be diagnosed by medical specialists of, fibromyalgia, migraine or tension headache, irritable bowel syndrome, atopic skin, weight of unknown cause, etc.

¿What treatment should follow patients with food intolerance


Between treatments you should develop a patient with food intolerance, which would be the most basic would be a personalized therapeutic diet. On this diet the intake of food that would prevent the patient has intolerance. If done properly, these intolerances can often be overcome and the patient can go back to eating those foods.

Other types of treatments to be performed occasionally, as they would be, pharmacological treatment with antihistamines, immunomodulators, antioxidants, specific immunotherapy, also made ​​admissions where sometimes food sensitivities or histamine sensitization. And last treatments to control symptoms based electromagnetic fields of low intensity can be of various types.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Óscar Cáceres Calle
Allergy & Immunology

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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