Everything you need to know about food intolerance & food allergy
Food intolerance is not the same thing as food allergy and is far more common for both children and adults. Food intolerance is sometimes referred to as ‘delayed-onset food allergy’ because symptoms can appear up to 72 hours after consuming an offending food or foods, often making it difficult to identify the exact cause of the reaction.
Food intolerance, also known as non-IgE mediated food hypersensitivity or non-allergic food hypersensitivity, can be described as difficulty in digesting certain foods. It is important to note that food intolerance is different from food allergy.
A food intolerance test is usually the first step in identifying the foods that cause an inappropriate immune response. Avoiding specific foods and ingredients your body is reacting to can help manage symptoms of conditions including:
- abdominal pains
- irritable bowel syndrome(IBS)
- stomach cramps
- fluid retention
- joint pain
- itchy skin, skin rashes, aches & pains
- weight loss & Weight gain
- headaches & migraines
- fatigue & Low mood
- chronic fatigue syndrome
If you suffer these symptoms chronically or intermittently, it’s a strong possibility that you may have undetected food intolerance.
We provide food intolerance tests in Dubai to identify food intolerance and food allergies. Our IgG-related food intolerance lab test is statistically proven, helping individuals determine which foods are causing negative reactions.