7 Steps To Cope With A Food Allergy And Sensitivity Life

7 Steps To Cope With A Food Allergy And Sensitivity Life

Jan 03, 2019

There are so many who go blindly through life that feel bad and never have any idea why. The doctors cannot find what is wrong with them, but they feel tired and exhausted all the time. No energy, thoroughly drained and no desire to do anything.

What happens during the process of eating is that our immune system starts releasing antibodies, and some foods will cause the antibodies to discharge allergens or antigens; we call the foods that do this ‘reactive foods’ when it causes an allergic reaction or sensitivity.

A ‘food allergy’ is when you have an ‘immediate reaction occur’ that is caused when the antibody IgE is produced, and then a food sensitivity coming from a delayed reaction and caused by producing the antibody IgG to certain foods. If you do have a food allergy, you will have an immediate response as soon as you eat it. If you have a sensitivity to food, it may take hours up to days to show symptoms, and that makes it hard to figure out what food caused the reaction unless you go through an IgG test for those specific foods.

All of us are different and will react differently to all allergies or sensitivities. Allergy symptoms that manifest immediately after eating a specific food, on rare occasions can be life-threatening and go into anaphylactic shock (e.g., peanut allergies). If this happens to you, go immediately to 24/7 Emergency Care in Waco, TX near you.

Sometimes it can show up through your skin by eczema or hives, difficulty breathing, and digestive problems. The main difference in food sensitivities and food allergies are the kind of antibody that is produced and how quick the reaction happens.

With a food sensitivity, the IgG antibodies will attach to the antigen and then create an antigen-antibody complex. The complexes are usually picked up and removed by macrophage cells. But, if you keep eating foods that you have become sensitive to, the antigen-antibody complexes will get too large and cannot be taken out by the macrophages and then accumulate in your body tissue bringing on inflammation. The inflammation has the potential to cause a variety of health and disease conditions that no one wants. Go quickly to 24/7 Emergency Care in Waco, TX.

Some of the food sensitivity symptoms that you might notice and not realize what they are: fatigue, sweating, puffiness, redness, rashes, psoriasis, bronchitis, joint pain, swelling, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloating, fever, chills, weakness, itching, swelling, eczema, memory and mood disturbances, migraines, behavioral issues, asthma, muscle stiffness, nausea, diarrhea, and gas.

You must talk to your doctor first. If you think you might have a food sensitivity or allergy, do not delay in talking to your physician at Express ER in Waco. Get yourself tested. Start keeping your food journal so you can keep track of any food you eat and when or if you have any unusual type of reactions to any foods.

If you think you might be having some problems with dairy, stop eating anything dairy for one week and see if it makes a difference. The elimination diet is an excellent idea if you are suspicious of a sensitivity or allergy to any food.

Here are a few ideas that might help you in dealing with your food allergies:

  • Keep a list of all foods you or anyone in your family are sensitive or allergic to
  • Read all the labels on the food you buy
  • Clean out your pantry getting rid of the items that you and your family cannot eat
  • Keep an inventory of what you have on hand in the pantry, fridge, and freezer
  • Develop a meal plan that is safe for you and your family to eat
  • Shop for the items all of you know you can now eat
  • Surf the internet for all the resources out there helping you live the allergy free life

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