What food intolerance means?
Food intolerance is classified as an adverse reaction to food which results in clinical symptoms but it is not caused by an immune system reaction. It is triggered by small molecular weight, chemical substances or biologically active components of foods . The physiological mechanisms responsible for the food intolerance reaction are multiple and complex. It may be caused by a metabolic dysfunction such as lactase deficiency causing lactose intolerance, or pharmacological responses such as a histamine and tyramine in food response
A food allergy or intolerance can trigger an immune reaction—an inflammatory response—that is the body trying to protect itself from a perceived threat.
Sustained allergen challenge can cause chronic inflammation and can contribute to serious health problems such as cancer, infertility, diabetes, migraine, mood disorders, respiratory conditions, skin conditions, chronic fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, altered mood, weight gain and neurological conditions
Some symptoms associated with food intolerance.
Excessive gas, abdominal pain and bloating, diarrhoea and loose stools are normally associated with carbohydrate intolerance, while migraines, hives and itching are highly associated with histamine and tyramine intolerance. The higher the dose of the intolerance trigger, the more severe are the symptoms.
Looking for a Food Intolerance in Edinburgh?
It is crucial to make the right choice when you are investigating food intolerances. In our Edinburgh practice we perform a gold standard ELISA blood food intolerance test for the detection of IgGs to each food. Thanks to the latest bio-markers this immunological test claims 100% sensitivity, specificity and accuracy.
How does it work?
Come along to our practice in Edinburgh. We will need 10 minutes of your time to collect the sample by a fingertip blood prick and in less than a week we will give you a detailed report of the test with specific conclusions and advice to follow.
How to Book your Food Intolerance Test?
please call 01314672024 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org