Bloated after eating certain foods? Tired at certain times of the day? Do you suffer from migraines for reasons that are not apparent? These can all be symptoms of food intolerance.
Food intolerance, also called food hypersensitivity, is due to the process of the formation of antibodies against proteins in certain products. This process differs from the allergic reaction that we usually know and that is produced by IgE type antibodies. In this case the antibodies are of the IgG type and this triggers a delayed immune reaction, not an allergy.
Through this immunological process, and in people with predisposing factors (health status of the gastrointestinal tract and immune system, etc.), certain foods can trigger insidious clinical manifestations that are difficult to relate to food, precisely because they are moderate pathologies. and chronicles. However, once the type of intolerance and the foods with high IgG levels have been determined, the simple fact of eliminating them from the patient’s usual diet significantly improves their state of health and increases their quality of life (mostly most cases, up to 75%).
The clinical conditions that have been most frequently associated with food intolerance are:
- Gastrointestinal Disorders: abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. It is the pathology that most leads one to think of a food intolerance
- Dermatological processes: acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, hives, itching.
- Neurological complaints: headache, migraine, dizziness, vertigo
- Respiratory problems: cough, bronchitis, asthma, rhinitis, respiratory distress
- Psychological disturbances: anxiety, lethargy, depression, fatigue, hyperactivity (mainly in children)
- Musculoskeletal disorders: pain, stiffness, arthritis, fibromyalgia
- Others: Fluid retention and obesity, etc.
With a simple blood draw you will be able to find out which foods may be potentially harmful to your health.
The procedure is simple and does not represent any clinical complication. It is only necessary to request an appointment with our medical team, at this appointment a blood draw is performed. Once the analysis is done, the laboratory transmits the results to us, reviewed in duplicate, and our medical team, with the data from this analysis, will advise you on the most appropriate procedure to improve your quality of life.