All foods can cause intolerance

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

¿What is food intolerance ?¿, is it different allergy


Food intolerance is caused any side effects after ingestion of a food or part of this. Allergy differ in the mechanism by which it is produced: the allergy is mediated by an immune mechanism IgE antibody, while intolerance is produced by immunological mechanisms that may or may not be. In the first case are intolerance like celiac disease ( where IgA antibodies are produced ) and the histaminosis (which is an immune response at the cellular level ). In the second case is lactose intolerance, for example.

¿Any food can cause intolerance?¿What foods often provoke


All foods can cause intolerance. Milk, wheat and eggs are the most cause it.

¿What is the cause of intolerance


There are many causes, such as hormonal changes during pregnancy, infections of the digestive tract ( intestinal parasites, infection by the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori ), diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract ( celiac disease, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), interventions surgical in the gut, allergies, etc.

¿Is there any method to prevent or detect any food intolerance


There is no method to prevent intolerance. A person can make intolerant to a food at any time of his life, but has been eating this food for many years without problem.

¿What causes food intolerance symptoms


Intolerance often results in chronic symptoms that are not immediate, and so one suspects who are not food related: Headache, muscle or joint;digestive symptoms such as slow digestion, constipation, diarrhea, gas and gastric discomfort;tiredness;changes in body temperature, memory, attention, the dream of the skin; hearing ringing;bruxism;drooling;inability to lose weight, etc.

Many of these patients may be diagnosed with fibromyalgia, tension headache or migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, atopic skin and being overweight cause unknown.

¿What recommendations can follow a person intolerant ?¿You can be


The most basic treatment would make a personalized therapeutic diet, which would avoid the foods to which the patient has intolerance. If done properly, these intolerances can often be overcome and the patient can go back to eating those foods. There are also the pharmacological treatment with antihistamines, immunomodulators, antioxidants and specific immunotherapies. In addition you can perform hospital admissions for food desensitization, as well as treatments to control symptoms based low-intensity electromagnetic fields.

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By Dr. Óscar Cáceres Calle
Allergy & Immunology

Renowned expert in Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Oscar Cáceres Street is an expert in food intolerances and allergies. Specialist in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University Hospital of Navarra and PhD with distinction "cum laude" from the University of Navarra. Currently he is the Medical Director of Medical SHC specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and research of diseases caused by food unit.

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