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Food Intolerance

Food Intolerance and Food Allergy

More than 45% of the population suffers from a physical reaction to certain foods.

These physical reactions can be classified into two types:

Food Allergy

(affecting 1.5% of the population)

Food Intolerance

(affecting 45% of the population)

 

Difference Between Allergy and Food Intolerance

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Food Intolerance

  • Caused by increase the level of IgG
  • Marked by a milder physical response to certain foods, and is chronic in nature.
  • Not hazardous to the health
  • Symptoms can present in many different ways over the long-term in the form of other symptoms and conditions.

Food Allergy

  • Caused by increase the level of IgE.
  • Marked by an acute physical response to certain foods.
  • Can be hazardous to the health.
  • Include bloating of the lips or esophagus, severe skin rash… etc.
  • Usually require immediate medical attention.

Conditions That Have Been Linked to Food Intolerance Include:
  • IBS
  • Eczema
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Asthma
  • Panic Attacks
  • Fatigue
  • Fybromyalgia
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Acne
  • Lethargy
  • Rashes & Itching
  • Anxiety
  • Tension & Nausea
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Gas & Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Sinusitis
  • Hives
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Rhinitis
  • Urticaria

Unlike food allergies which might occur from one food source, food intolerance can occur from many food sources.

The symptoms of food intolerance take time to be noted, they need sometimes few hours to few days to be appear.